Light snow is falling over the area early on this Saturday morning with about 1/2″ has fallen so far, temperatures range from the low 20s here in Clifton to the upper teens further inland, winds are nearly calm.
A low pressure system will move to the Great Lakes as another weaker low is off the Delaware coast and a warm front approaching from the southwest. Snow will continue till mid morning and then mix with freezing rain and then to all rain by late this afternoon, total accumulation will be 3-4 inches in the Clifton area and 4-6 inches inland before the change over. Precipitation should taper off to drizzle this evening with slowly rising temperatures.
The warm front should move to our north late tonight bringing in warmer air, temperatures by daybreak on Sunday will be well into the 40s, a cold front will cross the area in the afternoon preceded and accompanied by showers, temperatures will reach the 50s by noon but drop after the frontal passage falling to the 20s by Monday morning.
A large high pressure area will cause dry weather Monday through Wednesday, temperatures will be chilly on Monday but warm to above normal readings by Wednesday.
The next chance of precipitation will be Thursday night into Friday and at this time it looks to be mainly in the form of rain possibly beginning as snow especially inland.
TODAY – Snow mixing with freezing rain this morning with freezing rain changing to all rain late this afternoon, highs in the upper 30s, accumulation 3-4 inches.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with drizzle this evening and light rain likely after midnight, evening lows in the upper 30s rising to the upper 40s by daybreak.
SUNDAY – Rain, highs in the low 50s dropping to the low 40s in the afternoon.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny and colder, high in the low 30s.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 6 a.m. on Monday, today southwest wind to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Monday through Wednesday.
Have a good and safe day!