Skies are mostly clear early on this Saturday morning and temperatures range from around 17 here in Clifton to 10 in the outlying areas, winds are light.
An Arctic cold front will be crossing the area this morning followed by a very strong northwest flow of very cold air, winds will pick up and gust to over 40 mph this afternoon, temperatures that are in the teens this morning will fall to the single digits by sunset, there is an outside chance of some snow showers but most areas will remain dry. Tonight temperatures will continue to fall and with the winds will cause dangerous wind chill values of -25 to -30, air temperatures will fall to zero in the Clifton area to -10 further inland.
After a frigid Sunday morning winds will slowly diminsh throughout the day but high temperatures will only be in the teens despite plenty of sunshine.
A storm system will affect the area from Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Snow from this system will start in the afternoon mixing with freezing rain and then to all rain by Tuesday morning as a warmer southeast flow develops. We may pick up a couple inches of snow before the changeover. The rain will be heavy at times Tuesday into Tuesday night with 1-2 inches of rainfall likely, temperatures will rise well up into the 40s to near 50 by the afternoon.
Still a chance of showers on Wednesday followed by dry conditions Thursday and Friday with near normal temperatures.
TODAY – Partly sunny, with increasing winds to 40 mph, temperatures in the teens this morning will fall to the single digits by sunset.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, windy and bitterly cold, temperatures falling to -2 degrees, wind chills -25 to -30.
SUNDAY – Sunny with slowly diminishing winds, high in the upper teens.
MONDAY – Becoming cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon, not as cold with highs in the low 30s. Snow and freezing rain in the evening changing to rain after midnight.
TUESDAY – Rain, possibly heavy at times, milder with highs near 50.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 10 a.m. on Sunday for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet. Heavy freezing spray likely.
OUTLOOK – Conditions lowering to below advisory levels for Sunday night into the day on Monday. Advisories likely Monday night into Wednesday.
Have a good day and stay warm!