The coldest air of the season is now over us with 7am temperature here in Clifton of 8 degrees, however this reading is well short of my record low for the date of -3 set in 1976. The very cold weather will continue through Friday with daytime highs staying below the freezing mark. Now about the potential snow on Friday, this time yesterday it looked as if we would have a significant snowstorm of about six inches but the latest indications that the storm will not be that strong with my best guess now only 1-3 inches of snow mostly falling Friday evening, of course this forecast may change. The weekend should be dry and cold but not as frigid as the current air mass. Moderating temperatures next week, highs are likely reach the 40s by Tuesday.
Today – Increasing clouds with a chance of afternoon flurries, high near 20.
Tonight – Mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries, low near 10.
Thursday – Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing, high in the low 20s.
Friday – Becoming cloudy with a chance of snow late in the afternoon continuing at night, minor accumulations expected, high in the low-mid 20s.
Saturday – Partly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
Monday – Mostly cloudy, high in the upper 30s.
Tuesday – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Marine Forecast: Small craft advisory till 2pm for northwest winds gusting to 25 knots, seas 4 feet.
Outlook – At least advisory level winds and seas on Thursday and again on the weekend.