Skies are partly cloudy early on this New Year’s Eve morning and temperatures range from around 30 in the Clifton area to the low 20s further inland, winds are light. There may be some black ice on untreated roads and sidewalks leftover from yesterday’s snow showers.
A weak warm front will cross the area today and a southwest flow of milder air will be with us, skies will be partly sunny and highs reaching the 40s. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and temperatures at midnight will not be that harsh at all with readings at midnight in the mid 30s.
New Year’s Day’s weather will be mild and dry with light winds.
A low pressure system will cause precipitation Monday and Tuesday mostly falling as rain but may begin as a period of freezing rain and sleet Monday morning, temperatures will be slightly above normal on Monday but well above normal on Tuesday.
A cold front will cross the area Wednesday morning followed by much colder air by late in the day.
Cold and dry weather is expected for Thursday and Friday.
The possible storm for next weekend still looks like it will be too far offshore to give us any problems but still bears watching.
TODAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 30s.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – Cloudy with rain, beginning as a mixture of freezing rain and sleet, changing to all rain by 9 a.m., high in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – Cloudy with rain likely, high in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 10 a.m. on Sunday for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday afternoon and during the day on Monday with advisories possible Monday night through Wednesday.
Have a good and safe New Year’s Eve!