The temperature at 6am in Clifton is only 5 degrees, which is a record for the date and the coldest reading this month. Winds have diminished from last night but wind chill readings are still well below zero.
Today despite plenty of sunshine temperatures will have a hard time reaching the 20 degree mark. Tonight will be clear with mainly calm winds so temperatures will again fall to the single digits especially inland.
Temperatures will moderate on Saturday to the 30s which is still well below normal for the first day of March.
An Arctic cold front will be moving to our south on Sunday and we have a chance of light snow with this front during the day.
Low pressure will be moving along this front and snow will develop on Sunday night and continue through Monday evening, still too early to pinpoint amounts but a foot or more of snow is not out of the question.
Dry weather next Tuesday through Thursday with much below normal temperatures continuing.
Looking at the longer range models it appears that we will stay quite cold through the middle of March with still more chances of snow. Maybe we have to burn that shower curtain.
The forecast: Today – Sunny, high near 20.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, low around 8.
Saturday – Partly sunny, not as cold, high in the mid 30s.
Sunday – Cloudy with a chance of light snow, high in the mid 30s, steady snow developing after 7pm.
Monday – Snow, significant accumulations likely, high in the mid-upper 20s. Snow ending in the evening..
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Wednesday – Partly sunny, high near 30.
Thursday – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
Marine forecast: Today – Northwest winds to 20 knots this morning diminishing to less than 10 knots by this afternoon, seas 3 feet this morning diminishing to 1 foot this afternoon.
Outlook: Advisories again likely Sunday night through Tuesday.
Have a good day and stay warm!