At 6:15am this morning snow is still falling but should be tapering off in an hour or two, so far we have about 5 1/2 inches in the Clifton area and we should end up with about 6 inches or so before the snow ends this morning. Temperatures are around only 10 degrees and wind chills below zero..
Today after the snow ends it still will be frigid with highs only in the teens with wind chills remaining below zero.
Tonight winds will diminish but with the fresh snow cover along with clear skies temperatures should fall to the coldest readings since Jan 17, 2009, falling to near zero in the Clifton area to -10 further inland.
Moderating temperatures during the day Saturday with highs about 10 degrees higher than today.
Sunday another storm system will give us mainly rain as highs reach the 40s, however some of the rain will start off as a mixture of snow, sleet and rain..
The rain will end on Monday but another Arctic blast will move in by Monday night, temperatures in the 40s in the morning will plummet to the single digits by Tuesday morning.
Another frigid day on Tuesday with highs only in the 10-15 degree range.
Moderating temperatures starting Wednesday through next weekend with no big winter storms.
The forecast: Today – Snow ending this morning with blowing snow continuing through the day, clearing by this afternoon, highs in the mid teens, wind chills -10 degrees.
Tonight – Mostly clear with diminishing winds, low around zero..
Saturday – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Sunday – Rain developing by noon, possibly starting as a mix of snow, sleet and rain, high near 40.
Monday – Rain ending by noon, with snow showers in the afternoon, morning high of 40 dropping to the 20s in the afternoon.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and bitterly cold, high in the low teens.
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Thursday – Partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
Marine forecast: Gale warnings are in effect through this evening for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 6-7 feet.
Outlook – Below advisory levels on Saturday but advisories again possible later Saturday night through Wednesday.
Keep warm and safe!