We have rain falling in the Clifton area as temperatures have risen to slightly above freezing temperatures, inland the precipitation is in the form of freezing rain and sleet as temperatures still remain below freezing in those areas, be careful driving and walking on untreated areas as some ice may be on those colder surfaces. Last night we had our first frozen precipitation of the season which was the latest for that to happen in the 43 years of my record keeping.
Warmer air is moving into the area and most of the freezing precipitation will change to all rain this morning, rain will be moderate to heavy at times ending this afternoon, highs will rise and approach the 50 degree mark.
Wednesday will start off dry but a weaker disturbance will likely give us precipitation from late Wednesday till early Thursday morning, temperatures will be mild enough so whatever falls will be in the form of rain throughout the area.
Dry and seasonably cold weather is expected from New Year’s Day through the weekend with highs mostly in the low 40s.
TODAY – Rain mainly this morning, breezy, high near 50.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a chance of rain, high in the low 50s, rain likely at night.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 50.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 10 a.m. this morning. East winds gusting to 35 mph and seas 6-11 feet. winds and seas lowering this afternoon.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday and Thursday but small craft advisories possible Friday and Saturday.
Have a good day!