With clear skies and light winds there is a wide range of temperatures early this morning with readings around 10 degrees in the Clifton area to below zero in the normally colder areas, Walpack, NJ in Sussex County is reporting a chilly -12 degrees.
Despite plenty of sunshine today temperatures will only top out in the upper 20s, another bitterly cold night tonight with readings falling again to the single digits and below zero in some of those inland areas.
Cold and dry again on Wednesday.
A major snowstorm will affect the area starting before daybreak on Thursday and last through Thursday evening, accumulations should range from about 8-12 inches, less along the coast where rain may mix in and higher snow amounts inland.
Friday will be not as cold as we may hit 40 degrees to help melt some of the snowpack. There may be some rain or snow showers also during the day.
Colder and mostly dry weather for the weekend.
Finally a warming trend that should begin next Tuesday and continue through most of next week.
The forecast: Today – Sunny, high in the mid-upper 20s.
Tonight – Clear, low around 10.
Wednesday – Sunny, high in the mid-upper 20s.
Thursday – Snow beginning after 1am and continuing throughout the day and evening, total accumulations 8-12 inches, high in the mid 30s.
Friday – Partly sunny with a chance of rain or snow showers, high near 40.
Saturday – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s
Sunday – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s.
Monday – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
Marine forecast: Today – Northwest wind to 13 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
Outlook – Advisories likely Wednesday night through Friday and possible again on Saturday.
Have a good day!