Skies are cloudy early this morning in the Clifton area, temperatures are quite chilly with readings around 20, teens further inland. There is accumulating snow in the southern part of New Jersey but high pressure has prevented any snow to move into the northern part of the state.
It will remain cloudy today with unseasonably cold temperatures with highs only reaching the mid 30s.
Sunshine will return on Tuesday and it will be a bit milder but temperatures will still be below normal.
A weak disturbance will cause rain showers mainly Wednesday afternoon into the night, temperatures will moderate closer to normal.
Thursday and Friday we should experience the best weather of the upcoming week with plenty of sunshine and temperatures reaching the 50s.
More rain showers on Saturday as a cold front sweeps through the area, temperatures will continue to be mild.
Cooler on Sunday with clearing skies
Looking ahead it appears that unseasonably cold weather will return dominate much of next week.
The forecast: Today – Cloudy, high only in the mid 30s.
Tonight – Partly cloudy, low in the low 20s.
Tuesday – Sunny, high in the low 40s.
Wednesday – Cloudy with a chance of rain showers mainly in the afternoon, high in the upper 40s.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
Friday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
Saturday – Cloudy with a chance of showers, high in the mid 50s.
Sunday – Sunny and cooler, high in the mid 40s.
Marine Forecast: Gale warnings are in effect into this afternoon for northeast wind gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-5 feet.
Small craft advisory will extend into Tuesday.
Outlook – Advisories possible Tuesday night into Thursday dropping below advisory levels Thursday night into Friday.
Happy St. Patricks Day!