Snow flurries have broken out in the Clifton area early this morning, temperatures have fallen to the low 20s in most areas with a brisk northeast wind.
During most of the day we will only have light snow mixed with some freezing drizzle, little or no accumulation is expected.
The coastal storm will really start cranking up tonight with snow becoming moderate to heavy at times along with winds gusting past 40 mph will cause near blizzard conditions along with falling temperatures. The worst part of the storm will be from around 9pm till 3am Friday morning. Accumulations will average 6-8 inches but blowing snow will cause higher drifts making travel very hazardous…
The snow should taper off on Friday morning and end around noon, it will remain windy with high temperatures only in the teens.
Friday night will be bitterly cold with temperatures falling to near zero in the Clifton area but 10-15 degrees below zero inland which would make this the coldest temperature in five years.
Slight moderation on temperature on Saturday with lighter winds with highs in the 20s.
Milder still on Sunday along with rain developing that may start off as a mix of snow in the afternoon but all areas will just be plain rain.
Rain most of the day on Monday followed by another blast of Arctic air on Tuesday.
Milder weather towards the end of next week as our roller coaster winter weather continues!
The forecast: Today – Light snow mixed with freezing drizzle, no accumulation expected, high around 30.
Tonight – Snow and blowing snow with near blizzard conditions temperatures falling to the mid teens, accumulation 6-8 inches.
Friday – Snow tapering off in the morning and ending by noon, considerable blowing snow, strong gusty winds, highs only in the upper teens.
Friday night – Mostly clear with diminishing winds, low around zero..
Saturday – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon, high around 40. Rain likely at night.
Monday – Cloudy with rain likely, high in the low 40s.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and very cold, high in the upper teens.
Wednesday – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Marine Forecast: Gale warnings in effect from this afternoon through Friday night. Today – Northeast wind gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.
Outlook – Winds and seas lower to below advisory levels late Friday night and continue through the weekend.
Have a good day and stay safe!