January 24, 2017 5:57 a.m.
Light rain is falling in the Clifton area early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures range from the mid 30s in the Clifton area to the low 30s further inland where some freezing rain and sleet is occurring mainly over higher elevations. Winds are still gusty out of the northeast but at lower speeds than yesterday. Total rainfall recorded from this storm so far range from 1.5 to 2 inches, some inland areas inland received around 1-2 inches of sleet.
The strong coastal storm now is just south of Long Island and is slowly moving to the northeast and will continue to give us periods of mainly light rain today with some freezing rain and sleet across the higher elevations of northwest New Jersey, the Poconos and the Hudson Valley which should change to all rain later this morning. Winds will by gusty this morning but diminsh this afternoon.
Wednesday should be a very pleasant mid-winter day with sunshine and highs in the 50s.
A weak cold front may cause a shower early Thursday morning but the day will have some sunshine with continued mild temperatures.
Mainly dry weather Friday through the weekend with temperatures falling to more normal winter temperatures.
TODAY – Jan 24 – Periods of light rain, high near 40, wind gusts to 30 mph this morning, diminishing this afternoon.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low 30s.
WEDNESDAY – Jan 25 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s, chance of showers after midnight.
THURSDAY – Jan 26 – Partly sunny, high in the low 50s.
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.
MONDAY – Jan 30 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning in effect till noon today for north winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 12-20 feet, seas and winds diminishing this afternoon.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Wednesday morning dropping of to sub-advisories conditions Wednesday afternoon and evening; possible small craft advisories Thursday through Saturday.
Have a nice day!