Unlike the last three St. Patrick’s Day when temperatures were in the 60s, today we will have a hard time reaching the 40 degree mark despite plenty of sunshine.
On Monday a storm system approaching from the southwest will give us increasing cloudiness with more snow developing late in the day changing to a mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet later in the evening and to all rain by daybreak on Tuesday, about a coating to an inch of frozen precipitation in the Clifton area but inland northwest New Jersey will likely have a higher amount of snow and ice..
The rain will end around noon on Tuesday followed by clearing.
From Wednesday into early next weekend will be dry but with temperatures well below normal.
And to make matters worse for Spring lovers the long range computer models are showing a potential snowstorm for early next week, of course that can and probably will change as we move forward.
The forecast: Today – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
Tonight – Mostly clear, low in the mid 20s.
Monday – Increasing cloudiness with snow developing mainly after 5PM changing to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the evening and to all rain by daybreak on Tuesday, a coating to an inch possible of frozen precipitation, high in the upper 30s.
Tuesday – Rain ending by around 1PM, high in the upper 40s.
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
Friday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
Marine forecast: Today – North-northwest wind to 14 knots, seas up to 2 feet.
Outlook – Small craft advisory issued for Monday, gale warnings possible for Tuesday and Wednesday with small craft advisory still needed for Thursday!
Have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day!