Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Presidents Day, temperatures are still cold although it is around 10 degrees warmer than this time yesterday ranging from 9 in Clifton to 0 in the colder suburbs, winds are quite light. Yesterday the temperature in Clifton ranged from a high of 14 to a low of -3. The -3 degree reading was the coldest temperature in 22 years, also the average temperature of 5.5 degrees was the lowest February mean temperature since I started my records in 1973.
A low pressure will develop over the southeast states today and track to our west tomorrow. Snow should develop this afternoon and continue tonight changing to freezing rain later tonight, expect around 2-3 inches of snow followed by a few tenths of an inch of ice, travel may become quite hazardous. On Tuesday much warmer air will be moving in and by this time tomorrow temperatures will be in the 40s climbing to the 50s in the afternoon. Rain will become heavy at times with around 1 to 1 1/2 inches of rain falling which may cause some urban and small stream flooding. Rain will taper off and end Tuesday evening.
Clearing on Wednesday with temperatures slightly above normal.
Continued dry Thursday and Friday with near normal temperatures.
The upcoming weekend looks to be mild with highs in the 50s, there is a chance of rain on Saturday, Sunday should be dry.
TODAY – Snow developing by this afternoon, highs in the low 30s.
TONIGHT – Snow mixing with freezing rain and then to all rain, temperatures rising to the low 40s by daybreak, total snow accumulation 2-3 inches.
TUESDAY – Rain heavy at times, quite mild with highs in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – Sunny, high near 40.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 50s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Southeast wind to 11 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – A small craft advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m on Wednesday. Advisories still possible Wednesday and Thursday with no advisories expected Thursday night into Friday.
Have a good day!