We have partly cloudy skies across the area early on this first day of March and temperatures range from the upper 30s in Clifton to around 30 further inland, winds are from the northwest around 10 mph.
A weak cold front is crossing the area this morning and today will be cooler than the last couple of days with highs in the upper 40s along with plenty of sunshine. Still it is much milder than the first day of March last year when we had around 4 inches of new snow and the snowpack was around 18 inches.
A storm system will move into the area tonight, rain should develop after 9 pm, temperatures will be mild overnight rising to near 50 before daybreak on Wednesday. A cold front will then swing through tomorrow morning ending the rain and bringing down much colder air from Canada, temperatures will drop to the 30s by sunset and down to near 20 by Thursday morning, winds will become gusty.
Cold and dry during the day on Thursday but another low pressure may give us some light snow late Thursday night into Friday.
Dry weather this upcoming weekend with temperatures a few degrees below normal.
Latest computer models continue to indicate much warmer weather for most of next week.
TODAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Becoming cloudy with rain developing mainly after 9 p.m. temperatures steady in the 40s rising to near 50 by daybreak.
WEDNESDAY – Rain mainly before 9 a.m. then becoming mostly sunny, windy and much colder with temperatures falling to the 30s by sunset.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 40. Chance of snow late at night.
FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow, high in the upper 30s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MONDAY – Partly sunny, high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – North wind to 10 knots, seas 2 feet.
OUTLOOK – Gale warning will be in effect from 4 a.m. till 7 p.m. on Wednesday. No advisories expected Thursday and Saturday with possible advisories for Friday.
Have a good day!