Messy morning!

A combination of snow, sleet. rain and freezing rain began last night and is continuing this morning, accumulations in Clifton are around 1 inch, but up to 4.5″ reported at Highland Lakes in Sussex county. This mixed precipitation will change to plain rain by mid -day and end by early afternoon. Quite a few accidents reported this morning on the highways so be careful if you have to head out this morning especially on untreated roads and sidewalks.
Milder weather on Thursday with some sunshine. Friday will be colder, have to keep an eye on a disturbance that should pass off the Virgina coast but should stay well to our south. Milder again on Saturday. An Arctic cold front will be moving through sometime on Sunday with the coldest air of the winter behind this front, also got to keep an eye on a possible storm on Tuesday, most computer models have this also passing well offshore but a couple of them do show this storm to be close enough to give us a significant snowstorm, of course too early to tell but stay tuned. One thing is almost certain that next week will be very cold.

The forecast:
Today – Rain, snow and sleet ending by 2PM, less than 1/2″ of additional accumulation, high in the upper 30s.
Tonight – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 30s.
Thursday – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
Friday – Sunny and colder, high in the mid 30s.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Monday – Mostly sunny and colder, high in the low 30s.
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the upper 20s.

Marine Forecast: Today – East-northeast wind this morning becoming WNW this afternoon less than 10 knots, seas up to 3 feet.
Outlook – Small craft advisories may be needed on Thursday night into Friday and again late Sunday into early next week.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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