Skies are partly cloudy early this Thursday morning and temperatures are cold with readings ranging from the low 20s here in Clifton to the mid teens further inland, winds are gusty out of the west lowering the wind chills. Some snow showers occurred overnight with some spots picking up a coating of snow.
Today we will see variable clouds and sun with some snow showers likely, again some places may pick up a quick coating. It will be windy and temperatures will remain below freezing, in fact we should not see above freezing temperatures until at least early next week.
Tomorrow will be dry and cold but with less wind.
The coldest air of the season will be with us over the weekend as a Arctic cold front crosses the area on Friday night accompanied again by some snow showers and followed by Arctic air and rather strong winds, high temperatures will struggle to reach the 20 degree mark with the lows Saturday night approaching zero with wind chills of -25 degrees likely.
Early next week a storm system will be moving into the area. we will have a chance of snow by Monday afternoon with snow likely at night mixing with freezing rain Tuesday morning and then to all rain during the day as warmer air moves in. Too early to say how much snow will accumulate before the change over.
TODAY – Partly sunny, windy and cold with snow showers likely, high in the upper 20s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and cold, low in the mid teens.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy, high in the upper 20s, chance of snow showers at night.
SATURDAY – Partly sunny, windy and very cold, high only near 20.
SUNDAY – Sunny and very cold with diminishing winds, high near 20.
MONDAY – Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon, high in the low 30s. Snow mixing with freezing rain at night.
TUESDAY – Cloudy with a mix of snow and freezing rain in the morning changing to all rain, milder with a high in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain int the morning, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 1 a.m. on Friday for west winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 3-5 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Friday with gales likely Friday night through Sunday morning along with freezing spray.
Have a good day!