Under mostly clear skies temperatures have fallen to 12 degrees in Clifton early this morning to some single digits inland, winds are out of the west gusting to 25 mph dropping wind chills below zero.
Despite plenty of sunshine today temperatures will struggle to reach the 20 degree mark and with winds gusting to 30 mph will cause wind chills to remain below zero.
Tonight will be bitterly cold and windy with lows by Friday morning falling to near zero and with winds still gusting to 30 mph will push wind chills down to -20 degrees, a wind chill advisory is in effect for tonight in our area.
Friday we will continue to have plenty of sun but highs again will only reach 20 degrees but winds will diminish. Friday night will again be very cold with lows around zero but winds will be much lighter.
A storm system will develop over the Ohio Valley on Saturday and move to our north along the St. Lawrence Valley on Sunday, this system will cause snow to develop late Saturday afternoon and mix with freezing rain at night.
On Sunday the mixed precipitation will change to all rain in the afternoon as temperatures rise into the low 40s. The precipitation will change back to snow before ending Sunday night, total accumulations of snow and ice will be around 1-3 inches.
Quite cold again on Monday and Tuesday and another low pressure along the coast may give us more snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. More cold air will follow this storm for late next week as it appears that February 2015 will end up as one of the coldest Februarys on record.
TODAY – Partly sunny and windy, high near 20.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and windy, low near 0.
FRIDAY – Sunny with diminishing winds, high near 20.
SATURDAY – Increasing cloudiness with snow developing late in the afternoon, high in the low 30s, snow mixing with freezing rain at night.
SUNDAY – Cloudy with snow and freezing rain in the morning changing to all rain in the afternoon, high in the low 40s. Precipitation changing to all snow before ending Sunday night, total snow accumulation 1-3 inches.
MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
TUESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 20s, chance of snow at night.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the low 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 1 p.m. on Friday for west-northwest winds to 35 knots, seas 1 foot, heavy freezing spray warning also in effect.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Friday night until during the day on Saturday with advisories again possible Saturday night into Monday.
Have a good day!