A frigid morning across the area as temperatures have fallen to -2 degrees in Clifton which is the coldest temperatures since the -2 reading last February 20th. The coldest right now in the state is -12 degrees at High Point, with the lowest reported temperature in the Northeast is the -36 degrees up in Watertown, NY. Wind chills in our area range from -15 to -25 degrees. Sunday is usually one of the days I do my 4 mile walk and run but “NOT TODAY”
Today we will have plenty of sunshine with highs reaching 20 degrees by this afternoon but with less wind than yesterday it will feel not as harsh. Clear early tonight and temperatures will fall to the single digits late tonight but with clouds moving in temperatures will rise a bit by sunrise.
A storm system is expected to develop over the southeast states on Monday and move just to our west on Tuesday, precipitation from the system will start off as snow Monday afternoon and accumulate around 2-4 inches before mixing with freezing rain late Monday night before changing to all rain Tuesday morning. Although the air temperature will be above freezing by Tuesday morning the ground will still be very cold so Tuesday morning’s commute may be hazardous. Much warmer air will then move into the region with highs reaching the low 50s in the afternoon, the rain may be heavy at times possibly causing urban and small stream flooding as 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches of rain is likely.
Some showers may linger into Wednesday with highs in the 40s.
Dry weather with seasonably cool temperatures Thursday and Friday.
Milder next weekend with a chance of rain.
TODAY – Sunny with diminishing winds high in the upper teens.
TONIGHT – Increasing clouds, lows around 6 degrees around midnight rising to around 11 by sunrise.
MONDAY – Cloudy with snow by the afternoon, not as cold, high in the low 30s, snow mixing with freezing rain at night and to all rain by sunrise, total frozen accumulations 2-4 inches.
TUESDAY – Rain heavy at times, much milder with highs in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – Sunny, high in the upper 30s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high near 40.
SATURDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, mild with a high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 10 a.m. this morning for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet, winds and seas lowering this afternoon.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected on Monday but possible small craft advisories Monday night through Thursday.
Happy Valentine’s Day!