Skies have become overcast early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the upper 20s in the Clifton area to the low 20s further inland, winds are light.
A low pressure system moving into the area today will cause snow to develop around 7-9 a.m. and mix with and then change to rain as warmer air moves in, accumulations of about 1/2 inch is possible in the Clifton area to up to 3 inches in our northern and western suburbs before the change over. The storm will rapidly intensify near Long Island and move up to New England coast tonight and give some inland areas of New England 1-2 feet of snow. Here the rain should end by late this afternoon and it will become windy.
Friday will be a seasonably cold day and windy with a chance of some snow showers which may accumulate well inland.
New Year’s Eve should be mainly dry with continued seasonably cold temperatures with much lighter winds, however a weak disturbance may touch off a snow or rain shower after midnight.
New Year’s Day should be a pleasant day with milder temperatures.
A complex low pressure system is expected to give us precipitation Monday and Tuesday with most of it falling as rain but some may start as snow Monday morning, Tuesday will be quite mild with highs in the 50s.
Looking further ahead it now looks like colder weather will with us toward the end of next week and a possible coastal low may give us some significant snow next weekend.
TODAY – Snow developing by 9 a.m., changing to rain by 10 a.m. possible snow accumulation 1/2 inch, higher inland.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and windy, low in the low 30s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers, windy with highs in the low 40s.
SATURDAY – Partly sunny, high near 40, chance of snow or rain showers after midnight.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MONDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain beginning as snow, high in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the low 50s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers, high near 50.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Westerly wind gust to 25 knots, seas 4 feet. Gale warning will be in effect from 4 p.m this afternoon till 4 a.m on Saturday morning.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Saturday morning; no advisories Saturday afternoon; possible advisories again Saturday night into Sunday morning; no advisories Sunday afternoon into monday morning with advisories again expected Monday afternoon and night.
Have a nice day!