Cold and dry Thursday; Coastal winter storm to affect the area Friday into Saturday morning!

Cold start this morning as temperatures dropped to near 20 in the Clifton area and readings today will be about 10 degrees lower than yesterday.
A strong coastal storm will affect our area, snow should start falling just before daybreak and accumulate a couple of inches before mixing with and changing to rain in the mid morning, rain will continue heavy at times into the afternoon before changing back to all snow by Friday evening, this snow will be then heavy at times, with strong winds gusting to 40MPH, this snow will taper off and end Saturday morning. About 8 inches of snow in the Clifton area but much more across Southern New England where over two feet and blizzard condition will prevail. Saturday after the storm ends it will remain cold with windy conditions. Sunday will start out cold in the morning with readings well down in the teens but with the help of sunshine temperatures should rise into the upper 30s in the afternoon.
Next chance of precipitation will Monday, that will be a mostly rain event but may start out as snow Monday morning. Another chance of rain on Wednesday, temperatures will be above normal next week with highs mostly in the 40s.

The forecast: Today – Increasing cloudiness, high in the low-mid 30s.
Tonight – Cloudy with snow developing before daybreak, low in the upper 20s.
Friday – Snow in the morning changing to a mix or rain, sleet and snow and then to all rain by noon, high in the upper 30s.
Friday night – Snow, heavy at times with strong winds, low in the mid 20s.
Saturday – Snow ending in the morning, total accumulation around 8 inches. Partly sunny and windy in the afternoon, high in the low 30s.
Sunday – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.
Monday – Chance of rain, possibly beginning as snow, high in the mid 40s
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 40s.
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 40s.

Marine Forecast: Today – North-northeast wind to 9 knots, seas 2 feet.
Outlook: Coastal storm will likely cause storm force winds Friday evening into Saturday afternoon. Winds and seas will drop below advisory levels on Sunday and remain that way into early next week.

Have a good day!

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