We have partly cloudy skies early on this Thursday morning and temperatures have dropped to the mid 20s here in Clifton to some upper teens further inland, west winds are gusting to 25 mph making it feel even colder.
Today will be windy and very cold with a chance of some snow flurries as Arctic high pressure builds into the area, temperatures will not rise much from the morning lows mainly remaining in the 20s. A secondary cold front will cause even colder weather overnight along with strong gusty winds with some gusts over 50 mph, a high wind warning is in effect.
Friday will be very cold again but with diminishing winds by late morning.
A low pressure system will cause snow before daybreak on Saturday which will accumulate 3-4 inches before mixing with sleet and freezing rain and then to change to all rain by Saturday afternoon.
Sunday will be quite mild with highs in the 50s along with showers.
A cold front will cross the area on Sunday night bringing in colder air for early next week but not as frigid as we will experience over the next couple off days.
It appears now that above normal temperatures are likely from Wednesday of next week through the Christmas holiday weekend.
TODAY – Partly sunny and very windy with a chance of snow flurries, winds gusting to 45 mph, high in the upper 20s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and very windy with a chance of snow flurries, winds gusting to 55 mph, low in the low teens.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny and very cold with diminishing winds, high in the mid 20s.
SATURDAY – Snow developing before daybreak then mixing with sleet,freezing rain and rain and then to all rain by the afternoon, highs in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY – Rain and mild, high in the mid 50s.
MONDAY – Sunny and colder, high in the low 30s.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till 6 a.m. on Friday for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 4-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected on Friday with advisories likely Saturday through Monday.
Have a good day and stay warm!