We have mostly clear skies early this Wednesday morning and temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday ranging from the mid 20s here in Clifton to around 20 in the colder inland areas, winds are lighter than yesterday also averaging around 10 mph.
Today will we see an increase of clouds as a weak disturbance moves through the area and there is a slight chance of some flurries this evening, temperatures will be around five degrees higher than on Tuesday and with much less wind it will feel less harsh.
Tomorrow we should see plenty of sunshine with seasonably cold temperatures and light winds.
We should see some increasing cloudiness on Friday with snow developing around midnight Friday night.
A major if not historic nor’easter will affect our area from late Friday night into Sunday morning as low pressure will move to the Carolinas and then rapidly intensify as it moves up the coast, snow will be heavy at times on Saturday along with strong winds and possibly blizzard conditions. Looking at the computer models the GFS is indicating the most snow with amounts of 20 inches or more while the European model shows around a foot with more across Southern New Jersey. The energy associated with the storm has moved into the Pacific coast where there is much more upper air data that will be feed into the next computer runs that come out around noon today which will help with the details of how it will affect our area. Coastal flooding may be a bigger problem as major coastal flooding is possible that may cause the highest tidal flooding since Superstorm Sandy.
Finally some clearing late Sunday with dry and seasonably cool temperatures into early next week.
TODAY – Increasing clouds, high in the mid 30s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy early then becoming partly cloudy, low in the low 20s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY – Increasing clouds, high in the mid 30s, snow developing after midnight.
SATURDAY – Snow likely and very windy, high in the low 30s.
SUNDAY – Chance of snow in the morning then becoming mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
TUESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 1 p.m. this afternoon for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 2-4
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Thursday into the day on Friday with gale and possibly storm warnings Friday night into Saturday, winds and seas diminishing on Sunday.
Have a good day!