Light snow is ending across the area early on this Friday morning and temperatures range from the mid-upper 20s, winds are light, about an inch of snow accumulated here in Clifton.
The low pressure that brought the light snow is moving offshore and a weak high will give us clearing during the day it will be chilly with highs in the 30s.
Computer models now have the second wave of low pressure to be closer to the coast than was indicated yesterday so the chances of snow have increased for Saturday, it is possible that we may pick up a couple of inches of accumulation with much more across Long Island and southern New Jersey with much less as you head further inland, regardless if it snows or not it still will be very cold with highs only in the 20s.
Cold Arctic high pressure will be in control of our weather for Sunday and Monday with dry conditions over the area, highs will be mainly in the 20s with overnight lows in the lower teens.
Not as cold on Tuesday but another low pressure system will likely give us precipitation Tuesday night into Wednesday mainly in the form of rain as warmer air moves into the area but may start as a wintery mix.
A pattern switch will cause much above normal temperatures for an extended period starting on Wednesday and may last through January 20th with many highs in the upper 40s to the 50s each day.
TODAY – Cloudy this morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low in the upper teens.
SATURDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the upper 20s.
SUNDAY – Mostly sunny and quite cold, high only in the mid 20s.
MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
TUESDAY – Mostly cloudy, high in the upper 30s, chance of rain after midnight.
WEDNESDAY – Rain likely in the morning then becoming partly sunny, mild with highs in the low 50s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northwest winds to 14 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
OUTLOOK – A gale watch as been posted from noon on Saturday till midnight. Advisories to continue on Sunday; no advisories expected Monday and Tuesday.
Have a good day!