Skies are mostly clear early on this Thursday morning and temperatures are seasonably cold ranging from the low 20s here in Clifton to the upper teens in some inland areas, winds are light.
Today we will have mostly sunny skies with temperatures a couple of degrees lower than on Wednesday, winds will be light.
Friday will be an excellent day to get some bread and milk as we will remain dry with increasing cloudiness, temperatures will continue to be seasonably cold.
If you haven’t heard there will be a major winter storm that will affect our area Saturday into Sunday morning. Snow should begin between midnight and daybreak on Saturday and become heavy at times and not tapering off till Sunday morning, high winds will cause blizzard conditions in most of the area, a blizzard watch has been issued although in the northern inland areas only a winter storm watch is in effect. Winds will gust to over 30 mph with higher speeds along the coastal areas. Very tough to pinpoint snow amounts but expect around 10 inches in the Clifton area to around 6 inches across northern areas and more than a foot across Central and Southern New Jersey. The forecast is tough now because it is tough to pinpoint where the heaviest snow bands set up, some places may get buried as these snow bands sitting over an area can cause 2 inches or more an hour of snow, so one town could be buried with snow while only a few miles away gets much less.
Quiet weather from Sunday afternoon through the middle part of next week with temperatures actually a little above normal.
TODAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low around 20.
FRIDAY – Increasing cloudiness, high in the mid 30s, snow developing after midnight.
SATURDAY – Snow heavy at times with possible blizzard conditions, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting, high near 30.
SUNDAY – Chance of snow in the morning then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the mid 30s.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
TUESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northwest winds to 15 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – Storm watch in effect from 1 a.m on Saturday till 7 a.m. on Sunday. No advisories expected Sunday night through Tuesday.
Have a good day!