Skies are cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures are mild ranging from near 40 in the Clifton area to the mid 30s further inland, winds are light.
Drier air will move into the area this morning and we should have mostly sunny skies, temperatures will rise into the 50s. A cold front will move through this afternoon with windy and colder air behind the front, temperatures will fall into the 40s by sunset and drop into the 20s by daybreak on Thursday.
Thursday will be a dry and cold day with slowly diminishing winds.
A wave of low pressure will give us a good chance of light snow on Friday morning, at this time accumulations will be light with only a coating to possibly and inch with lower amounts inland.
Continued quite cold over the weekend and a second wave will be moving off the coast, at this time it appears that this system will stay well offshore but it still bears watching as the latest European model has the storm closer to the coast.
After a very cold Monday temperatures moderate on Tuesday and looking ahead to the long range it appears most of the rest of next week will be mild.
TODAY – Cloudy this morning then becoming mostly sunny, becoming windy this afternoon, highs in the low 50s dropping into the 40s by sunset, winds may gust to 40 MPH.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and colder, low in the low 20s.
THURSDAY – Increasing cloudiness, high in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, high in the mid 30s.
SATURDAY – Partly sunny, high near 30.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
TUESDAY – Mostly sunny and not as cold, high near 40.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning will be in effect from 3 p.m. this afternoon till 3 a.m. Thursday morning for west winds increasing to 40 knots, seas 3-5 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Thursday afternoon and Friday with advisories likely over the weekend.
DECEMBER 2016 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR CLIFTON:
The month averaged around 1 degree above normal; precipitation totaled 2.74″ which was about 70% of normal; snowfall totaled 4.1 inches which was slightly below normal. The highest temperature was 60 degrees occurring on the 27th while the lowest temperature was a chilly 12 degrees recorded on the 16th.
Have a nice day!