Good morning everyone!
Skies are mostly clear and temperatures are near record lows in many parts of the area. At 5 a.m. Clifton’s temperature is 41 degrees which is only 3 degrees higher than the record low of 38 set back in 1983. Inland we have freezing temperatures with Walpack coming in at a chilly 26 degrees. We will probably not be this cool again until October. Winds are calm or light northerly.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR MAY 18TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 72 AVERAGE LOW: 53
RECORD HIGH: 95 – 2017 RECORD LOW: 38 – 1983
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 65 LOW: 47 PRECIPITATION: NONE
High pressure will be over our area today and we will have a mostly sunny and cool day but with less wind than yesterday. Tonight will not be as cool as last night under mostly clear skies.
Friday will be partly sunny and continued cool as the high pressure moves off the New England coast.
A frontal system will likely give us some needed rain on Saturday, rainfall amounts will be around 1/2 of an inch.
Clearing and milder on Sunday as high pressure builds into the area
An extended period of dry weather is likely next week, temperatures will be near normal Monday and Tuesday then be above normal by Wednesday.
Looking further ahead to the holiday weekend it now appears that will be mainly dry and warm with highs each day in the 80s.
TODAY – MAY 18 – Sunny, highs in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY – MAY 19 – Partly sunny, highs near 70.
SATURDAY – MAY 20 – Cloudy with showers likely, highs near 70.
SUNDAY – MAY 21 – Mostly sunny, highs in the upper 70s.
MONDAY – MAY 22 – Mostly sunny, highs in the low 70s.
TUESDAY – MAY 23 – Sunny, highs in the low 70s.
WEDNESDAY – MAY 24 – Sunny, highs in the upper 70s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southeast winds to 10 knots, seas 2-3 feet.
OUTLOOK: No advisories expected on Friday; advisories possible for high seas on Saturday; no advisories expected Sunday and Monday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!