Skies are partly cloudy early on this Christmas morning and temperatures are again mild with readings ranging from the mid 50s here in Clifton to the low 40s in the colder inland areas, winds are light. These temperatures are around 10 degrees colder than this time yesterday but still 30 degrees above normal. Temperatures in the southern half of New Jersey are still in the 60s.
We will have near record warmth on this Christmas Day as temperatures reach the mid 60s, we should have some sunshine this morning but we should see skies become cloudy this afternoon with a chance of rain developing late this afternoon.
Saturday will be cooler with a continued chance of rain.
A warm front will cross the area on Sunday with milder temperatures with a chance of rain or drizzle especially falling in the morning.
Dry and colder on Monday as high pressure builds in from Canada and with low pressure developing to our southwest will cause our first chance of winter precipitation of the season falling in the form of snow, sleet and freezing rain starting Monday night and then changing to rain on Tuesday.
More rain chances again Wednesday night into Thursday with slightly above normal temperatures.
TODAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain developing after 4 p.m. high in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with a chance of showers, low in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain, cooler, high near 50.
SUNDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain and drizzle mostly in the morning, milder with highs in the mid 60s.
MONDAY – Partly sunny and cooler, high in the mid 40s, chance of snow and sleet after 8 p.m.
TUESDAY – Snow, sleet and freezing rain changing to all rain by 9 a.m. high in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy, highs in the mid to upper 40s. Chance of rain at night.
THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 1 p.m. this afternoon, winds southwest 5-10 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories possible Saturday through the day on Monday with advisories likely Monday night into Tuesday.
Have a very Merry Christmas!