A mild St. Patrick’s Day with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms! Chances of snow increasing for Sunday afternoon and night!


Skies are mostly cloudy early on this St. Patrick’s Day and temperatures range from the mid 40s here in Clifton to around 40 inland, winds are light.

Today will be a mostly cloudy day with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, some of these storms may be accompanied by gusty winds and small hail.

Not as mild on Friday with a chance of showers as a cold front approaches the area.

Colder air moves in for the weekend, Saturday will be dry but a low pressure system is expected to develop along the southeast coast and intensify as it moves up the coast, the track of this system is still not certain with the GFS model only brushing us with some light precipitation while the European is stronger and closer to the coast which would cause a significant snowstorm for our area. If you read my post from March 10th when we were having incredible record warmth that I would not be surprised if we saw some snow around the first day of spring now it looks like now it has a very excellent chance of happening.

Below normal temperatures with dry conditions Monday and Tuesday with temperatures rebounding to above normal levels Wednesday through the end of next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, some storms may be accompanied by gusty winds and small hail, highs in the mid 60s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly before 10 p.m., low in the low 40s.

FRIDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of showers, high in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY – Sunny and colder, high in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – Cloudy with a chance of snow developing in the afternoon and continuing into the night, high only in the upper 30s.

MONDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny and milder, high in the upper 50s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory will be in effect from noon today until 8 p.m. this evening for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 2-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories likely for Friday with no advisories expected Saturday into the day on Sunday with possible gale warnings for the coastal storm Sunday night into Monday.

 

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

  • Curt

    Actually Al, I would prefer that you’re prediction not come true.. even tho’ I have still not put my snow blower away….

    but the kids might like it, since it’s their spring break next week !!

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