Rain is falling in the Clifton area early on this Monday morning and the temperature in Clifton is 33 degrees, readings at or just below freezing further inland where freezing rain is occurring, be careful going out early as untreated roads and sidewalks may be slick, winds are light.
A warm front associated with a low moving through the Great Lakes will move to our north causing temperatures by later this morning to rise well above freezing, most of the rain will end this afternoon as a cold front crosses our area.
Mainly dry with seasonable temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday as a weak high pressure moves into the area.
A strong cold front will cross the area on Wednesday night.
Frigid and windy weather with occasional snow flurries both Thursday and Friday, daytime highs will only be in the 20s with lows mainly in the single digits and with strong winds will cause wind chill values to drop below zero.
Another low pressure system will affect our area on the weekend giving a chance of snow Saturday morning changing to rain Saturday afternoon and rain continuing into Sunday.
Looking ahead to next week it appears that there will be a mild pattern setting up and at this point the chances of a White Christmas are rather low.
TODAY – Rain ending mainly by noon followed by partial sunshine, high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny, windy and very cold with a chance of flurries, high in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny and very cold, high in the mid 20s.,
SATURDAY – Cloudy with a chance of light snow in the morning changing to rain in the afternoon, high in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, winds south-southwest gusting to 30 knots, switching to the northwest this afternoon, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Tuesday through the day on Wednesday; gales likely Wednesday night into Thursday; small craft advisory likely for Friday.
Have a good day and stay safe!