Strong storm to cause heavy rain and strong winds tonight into Wednesday afternoon! Cold and windy Thanksgiving!


Skies are cloudy and temperatures are more than 10 degrees higher than this time yesterday with low 30s here in the Clifton area to some upper 20s inland. There have been reports of some light snow falling across upstate New York into the Poconos.
Moisture moving into our area this morning will cause some light precipitation that may fall as a mixture of snow and sleet in the Clifton area before changing to plain rain this afternoon. Further inland snow, sleet and freezing rain may coat the ground. Precipitation changes to all rain in all areas tonight and will become heavy at times, winds will also increase..
Heavy rain will persist on Wednesday with a total of 2-3 inches likely, winds will continue to be strong and temperatures will rise into the 50s by tomorrow morning.
The storm will start moving away on Wednesday night and some of the rain may end as snow or snow flurries especially inland.
Thanksgiving Day will be quite cold and windy but not quite as harsh as we experienced on Sunday.
Below normal temperatures will continue Friday into Saturday with a moderating trend on Sunday, no precipitation is expected although there may be a chance of a shower on Sunday.

The forecast: Today – Rain likely by this afternoon, may briefly start as snow or sleet, high in the low 40s.
Tonight – Rain, heavy at times with increasing winds, temperatures rising to the low 50s by daybreak.
Wednesday – Rain heavy at times, windy, high in the upper 50s.
Wednesday night – Rain tapering off and may end as snow flurries, temperatures dropping to the upper 20s by morning..
Thanksgiving Day – Mostly sunny and windy, high in the mid-upper 30s.
Friday – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 40s.
Monday – Mostly cloudy, high near 50.

Marine Forecast: Today – Southwest wind becoming south to 8 knots, seas 3 feet.
Gale warning in effect from 6pm tonight till 6am Thursday morning..
Outlook – Conditions lower below advisory levels on Thursday night with the quiet conditions continuing through the weekend.

Have a very pleasant Tuesday!

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