Happy New Year! This morning skies are partly cloudy and temperatures are in the teens.
Today will be the calm before the storm, there will be an increase in cloudiness with most high temperatures in the 30s.
Light snow should begin around daybreak on Thursday and remain light during the day with about an inch or maybe two accumulating by late afternoon.. Heavier snow at night into Friday morning accompanied by strong winds and bitterly cold temperatures. There is a chance of blizzard conditions overnight. Total snow accumulation 5-9 inches.
The snow will taper off and end before 10am on Friday but it will be frigid with high temperatures only reaching the teens and with strong winds the wind chills will be well below zero.
Low temperatures on Friday night may be the coldest in years with single digits in the Clifton area with below zero readings further inland…
Saturday will still be very cold but with less wind.
Moderating temperatures on Sunday with a good chance of rain Sunday night into Monday,
Bitterly cold again next Tuesday with a warming trend starting next Wednesday.
The forecast: Today – Increasing cloudiness, high in the low 30s.
Tonight – Cloudy with a chance of light snow by daybreak, low in the mid 20s.
Thursday – Light snow likely, high around 30.
Thursday night – Snow and very windy with blizzard conditions possible, low in the teens.
Friday – Snow ending by 10am becoming partly sunny, very cold and windy, high only in the mid teens. Lows at night in the single digits/
Saturday – Sunny, high in the mid 20s.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s, chance of rain at night.
Monday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the low 40s.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and very cold, high around 20.
Marine forecast: Today – West to northwest wind becoming west to southwest to 12 knots, seas up to 2 feet.
Outlook – Gale watch for Thursday night into Friday… Below advisory level conditions on the weekend.
I wish everyone a Happy and healthy New Year.