In the Clifton area at daybreak the temperatures are in the upper 20s. After having heavy snow for a couple of hours early this morning the precipitation as changed to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain.. Snow accumulations here is about 4 inches but more up to 7 inches have fallen across extreme Northern New Jersey with just plain rain across Southern New Jersey.
The mixture of sleet and freezing rain will continue throughout the day tapering off to freezing drizzle later in the day and evening. Ice accumulations up to 1/2″ is possible.
Dry and cold weather for Thursday into Saturday.
The well advertized snow storm for the weekend is still possible but the latest computer models have two weaker storms to move off the coast and not give us a significant snowstorm but there is still a chance of the storms merging which would give our area heavier snow. Timing of the snow would be from around mid day on Sunday till early Monday morning.
Another storm is possible around Valentine’s Day.
The forecast: Today – Sleet and freezing rain, accumulations of ice around 1/3 of an inch, high in the low 30s.
Tonight – Chance of freezing drizzle in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy, low in the low 20s.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
Friday – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 30s.
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the low 30s.
Monday – Partly sunny with a chance of morning snow, high near 30.
Tuesday – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
Marine Forecast: Small craft advisories issued for east winds becoming northeast then northwest up to 21 knots, seas 4-6 feet.
Outlook – Sub-advisory level conditions Thursday through Saturday night; advisories likely Sunday morning through Tuesday morning..
Stay safe and despite this weather try to have a good day!