The temperature in Clifton has fallen to -1 degree which is a record for the date and also the latest below zero reading of the season since I started records in 1973. Temperatures range as low as -10 at High Point. Skies are clear and winds 10-15 mph have dropped wind chills to -20 degree in many area.
Today despite plenty of sunshine high temperature will struggle to reach the teens, winds will slowly diminish.
Not as frigid in most areas tonight as the Arctic high pressure moves offshore and a more southerly wind flow develops.
A low pressure system moving to the north of us Saturday night and Sunday with snow developing in the afternoon, mixing with freezing rain at night and should change to all rain on Sunday morning, latest indications are that the storm will move more quickly through the area so most precipitation will end by the afternoon. Sunday the highs may reach the low 40s Total accumulation of snow should average 2-4 inches.
Another Arctic cold front will cross the area Sunday afternoon and evening followed by much below normal temperatures again Monday and Tuesday.
Not as cold on Wednesday but there is a chance of snow.
Much below normal chill again on Thursday and Friday.
TODAY – Sunny with diminishing winds, high in the upper teens.
TONIGHT – Increasing cloudiness, low around 6.
SATURDAY – Snow developing around 3 p.m., high in the low 30s.
SATURDAY NIGHT – Snow, mixing with freezing rain after midnight, low in the upper 20s.
SUNDAY – Cloudy with snow and freezing rain changing to rain before ending around noon, high in the low 40s.
MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 20s.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s, chance of snow at night.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the mid 30s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 1 p.m. this afternoon for west-northwest winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 4-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected tonight into Saturday with small craft advisories likely Saturday night through Monday, no advisories expected Monday night into Tuesday night.
Have a good day and stay warm!