It is another very cold morning with the temperature of 7 degrees in Clifton. With clear skies and nearly calm winds have caused many areas to fall well below zero across Northwest New Jersey and even the pinelands of Central and Southern New Jersey, Toms River reported -9 degrees at 5 a.m. The 8 degree reading in Clifton is the fourth daily record low this week.
As the Arctic high pressure moves offshore a storm system in the Ohio Valley will approach the area, we will have increasing cloudiness this morning with snow developing mainly after 4pm with the snow continuing after midnight. After midnight freezing rain will mix with the snow and then change to all rain before ending Sunday morning, expected accumulations of ice and snow to be around 4-6 inches.
On Sunday afternoon we will have sunshine returning and temperatures rising into the low 40s, but don’t get used to that mild reading since we will have a couple of more Arctic blasts next week.
Arctic air will be over us Monday and Tuesday with a moderation in temperatures on Wednesday with a chance of snow followed by another Arctic surge on Thursday and Friday, although the cold may not be as extreme as this past week average temperatures will be well below normal for the end of February.
TODAY – Becoming cloudy with snow developing mainly after 4 p.m., high near 30.
TONIGHT – Snow before midnight mixing with freezing rain after midnight, temperatures rising to the low 30s by daybreak.
SUNDAY – Snow, freezing rain and rain ending in the morning with mostly sunny skies in the afternoon, high in the low 40s, total accumulation of ice and snow around 4-6 inches.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny and very cold, high in the upper teens.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s, chance of snow at night.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the upper 30s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect from noon today till 6pm on Sunday. Today – Southwest winds to 25 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories possible Monday and Tuesday with no advisories expected on Wednesday.
Have a good day!