Light snow began falling around 6AM this morning and will increase in intensity throughout the day, becoming heavy later this afternoon there should be around 6 inches of snow by 5PM. Tonight the storm really cranks up giving us strong wind gusts to 35 MPH and heavy snow. The snow will taper off before daybreak tomorrow and end around 9am, total accumulations expected for the Clifton area will average 12-14 inches with some higher amounts possible in heavier snow bands especially northeast of our area. The sun will appear by tomorrow afternoon with rather brisk winds continuing. Saturday night will be very cold with temperatures falling to near 10 degrees, however with plenty of sunshine on Sunday temperatures will rise into the mid-upper 30s. Chance of rain showers on Monday that may start out as snow showers in the morning, temperatures will rise to the 40s during the day. Another chance of rain showers on Wednesday, most high temperatures during next week will be in the 40s which will help melt the snow from this storm.
The forecast: Snow, becoming heavy at times late this afternoon, becoming windy, early high in the mid 30s falling this afternoon.
Tonight – Snow heavy at times with near blizzard conditions, winds gusting to 35mph, low in the low 20s.
Saturday – Snow ending around 9AM then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the low-mid 30s. Total snow accumulation 12-14 inches.
Sunday – Sunny, high in the mid-upper 30s.
Monday – Chance of snow showers in the morning and rain showers in the afternoon, high in the low-mid 40s.
Tuesday – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
Wednesday – Chance of rain or snow showers, high in the low 40s.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Marine Forecast: Storm warning into tonight, northeast wind becoming northwest gusting to 50 knots, seas up to 16 feet.
Outlook – Winds gradually lowering on Saturday but small craft advisories will likely continue through Saturday night. Below advisory levels on Sunday but small craft advisories may be needed again on Monday.
Have a safe day and do not travel if you don’t have to especially later this afternoon and tonight.