Coastal storm to give the area strong winds and heavy rain today through early Tuesday! Dry Wednesday through the weekend!


JANUARY 23, 2017  6:10 A.M.

Skies are cloudy early on this Monday morning and temperatures are mild ranging from the low 40s in the Clifton area to the low-mid 30s further inland, winds are strong from the east-northeast direction with gusts to 35 mph.

A very strong low pressure area was over Tennessee this morning and is expected to redevelop off our coast today, some light rain with this system will move into the area this morning but the heaviest rain will be falling this evening and continue into Tuesday morning, expect 1-3 inches of rain.  Strong winds with gusts over 45 mph is expected through the day and tonight with the highest amounts across coastal areas.  Temperatures will gradually fall from the low 40s this morning into the 30s by this afternoon and some of the inland areas of northwest New Jersey may have some sleet and freezing rain in fact some of the rain may be mixed with sleet at times in the Clifton area.  A storm warning and coastal flood warning is in effect.

Rain will taper off to showers on Tuesday and winds will slowly diminish.

Dry weather is expected Wednesday through the weekend, Wednesday will be quite mild but colder temperatures to near normal levels can be expected by the weekend.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 23 –  Light rain and very windy with gusts to 50 mph, high near 40.

TONIGHT – Rain heavy at times with strong winds continuing, low in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY – JAN 24 – Rain likely, high in the low 40s, winds slowly diminishing.

WEDNESDAY – JAN 25 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.

THURSDAY – JAN 26 – Partly sunny, high near 50.

FRIDAY – JAN 27 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 28 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY – JAN 29 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Storm warning in effect for northeast winds gusting to 65 mph, seas 13-18 feet.

OUTLOOK – Gales expected to continue on Tuesday; no advisories expected on Wednesday with possible small craft conditions Thursday and Friday.

 

Have a nice day!

 

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