Skies are clear early this Friday morning and temperatures are very cold with a reading of 11 here in Clifton with some single digit readings across Sussex County, winds however have diminished and are nearly calm.
Today will be cold with highs staying in the 20s but the wind will be much lighter than on Thursday so it will feel a little more comfortable.
An Arctic cold front will be crossing the area early Saturday morning accompanied by some snow showers that may give us a dusting of snow. Following the front Arctic air will plunge into our area on strong northwest winds gusting above 35 mph, temperatures in the teens in the morning will fall to the single digits by sunset on Saturday. We should see the coldest readings of the season with most areas falling below zero and with the strong winds will cause wind chills to fall to -25 degrees, wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect.
Sunday will be dry and still very cold with highs in the teens, winds will slowly diminsh during the afternoon.
A storm system is expected to develop over the southeast states and move through our area on Tuesday. Snow will likely develop at night and then mix with freezing rain later at night and then change to just plain rain before sunrise on Tuesday as warmer air moves in, temperatures will rise to well up into the 40s by the afternoon, the rain may be heavy at times with 1 to 2 inches expected.
Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy and a little cooler with a chance of rain or snow showers.
Dry with near seasonable temperatures Thursday and Friday.
TODAY – Increasing clouds, high in the upper 20s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers mainly after 3 a.m. low in the mid teens.
SATURDAY – Chance of snow showers before 7 a.m. then becoming partly sunny and bitterly cold and windy with temperatures falling to the single digits by sunset, winds gusting to 35 mph with dangerous wind chills.
SUNDAY – Sunny with slowly diminishing winds, high near 20.
MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s. Snow likely at night mixing with freezing rain and then to all rain by daybreak on Tuesday.
TUESDAY – Rain, high in the upper 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of rain or snow showers, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – West-northwest winds to 10 knots seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – Gale warning will be in effect from 4 a.m on Saturday till 10 a.m. on Sunday. Winds diminishing Sunday afternoon. Advisories again likely Monday and Tuesday.
Have a good day!