Good morning everybody and Happy New Year! Skies are partly cloudy on this New Year’s morning and temperatures are quite mild ranging from the low 40s in the Clifton area to the mid 30s further inland, winds are light.
Today we will have good weather for the first day of 2017, a weak cold front will swing through the area this morning but will come through dry, temperatures will reach well up into the 40s with 50 degrees possible in some areas.
A frontal system will cause precipitation mainly in the form of rain but may start off as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain mainly inland Monday morning. Periods of rain will continue through Tuesday night, temperature will be above normal on Monday and well above normal on Tuesday.
A strong cold front will swing through the area Wednesday morning followed by much colder air by Wednesday night.
Cold weather is likely Wednesday night through next weekend, most of this time period should be dry but we are still watching for a possible storm early in the weekend but at this point the storm will stay offshore, however if the storm comes closer to the coast we would then get some snow.
TODAY – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.
TONIGHT – Increasing cloudiness, low around 30.
MONDAY – Cloudy with a chance of rain possibly beginning as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain in the morning, highs in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – Rain, high near 50.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
THURSDAY – Mostly sunny and colder, high in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: Small craft advisory in effect till 1 p.m. this afternoon for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots this morning, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – Mainly sub-advisory level conditions this afternoon through Tuesday with advisories likely Wednesday and Thursday.
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year!