Mild start to St. Patrick’s Day becoming windy and much colder later this afternoon and tonight!


Skies are cloudy at 6 a.m. in the area, temperatures are mild  ranging from the mid 40s in Clifton to the mid 30s in the colder suburbs, winds are light.

A cold front will be crossing the area around noon preceded by some light showers this morning, temperatures will be mild and with some sunshine we may get close to the 60 degree mark.  It will become windy this afternoon with falling temperatures.

Windy and much colder tonight with temperatures falling the 20s by tomorrow morning.

Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny and chilly.

A storm system is expected to move off the coast on Friday, there still is quite a bit of uncertainty in the path and strength of this storm but at this time the best guess is that we have some snow Friday morning changing to rain in the afternoon and then back to snow Friday night, at this time any accumulations of snow will be minor.

Clearing and seasonably mild weather on Saturday but a cold front will cross the area bringing back below normal temperatures once again Sunday through early next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Cloudy with a chance of showers this morning, becoming mostly sunny by this afternoon, early highs in the mid 50s falling later in the afternoon, becoming windy with gusts to 30 mph.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, windy and much colder, low in the mid 20s, winds may gust to 35 mph this evening.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny and cold, high near 40.

THURSDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high near 40.

SATURDAY – Partly sunny, high near 50.

SUNDAY – Mostly sunny and colder, high around 40.

MONDAY – Sunny and chilly, high again near 40.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Gale warning will be in effect for 2 p.m. this afternoon till 6 a.m. on Wednesday for northwest winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected on Thursday but small craft advisories may be needed on Friday, no advisories during the day on Saturday but may be needed Saturday evening into Sunday.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

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