Skies are mainly cloudy early on this Saturday morning and there are some areas with fog, temperatures once again are well above normal with readings ranging from the low 40s in the Clifton area to the mid 30s further inland, winds are nearly calm.
Today will be a mild and dry day however there will be considerable cloudiness but even with the clouds temperatures will rise into the 50s, weak high pressure will be moving offshore.
A significant coastal storm or nor’easter will affect our area from late Sunday into Tuesday as a strong complex low pressure system moves into the area. Rain from this system will develop by late Sunday afternoon and continue heavy at times especially on Monday, some areas well north and west of our area may see some freezing rain or sleet. Very strong winds will accompany the storm with gusts above 50 mph possible especially over coastal areas, the rain will taper off to showers on Tuesday, total rainfall will average 1-3 inches with some higher amounts possible.
Dry weather is expected Wednesday through the end of next week, Wednesday and Thursday will be mild with more seasonably cool weather starting Friday and continuing through next weekend.
TODAY – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 50s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 40s.
SUNDAY – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain by noon, high in the low 50s, rain at night.
MONDAY – Rain, heavy at times with possibly a thunderstorm, strong gusty winds to 50 mph, high in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY – Rain likely in the morning, mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance of showers, high in the upper 40s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – West-southwest wind to 6 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – A storm watch is in effect from 1 a.m till 10 p.m. on Monday; lingering small craft conditions on Tuesday with no advisories expected for Wednesday.
Have a nice day!