A dry and cool Groundhog Day! Dry and quite cold tomorrow and on Saturday! Dwindling chance of light snow on Sunday!


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017  6:01 A.M.

Skies are mostly cloudy to cloudy across the region on this Thursday morning and tempertures range from the low 30s in the Clifton area to near 20 in the colder inland areas, winds are nearly calm.

A weak cold front will come through during the day today, the front should come through dry but a couple of snow flurries inland can not be ruled out, temperatures should reach the low 40s which is slightly above normal for early February.

Rather cold and dry Friday and Saturday with temperatures below normal.

Latest indications that the storm that was expected for Sunday will stay disorganized only giving our area a low chance of light snow or flurries.

A stronger storm will affect our area Tuesday into Wednesday, milder air will move in so most of the precipitation will fall as rain but may start as a wintery mix especially inland on Tuesday.

Colder again at the end of next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 2 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear and colder, low in the low 20s.

FRIDAY – FEB 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.

SATURDAY – FEB 4 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.

SUNDAY – FEB 5 – Cloudy with a chance of light snow, high near 40.

MONDAY – FEB 6 – Sunny, high near 40.

TUESDAY – FEB 7 – Cloudy with a chance of snow, rain and freezing rain, high near 40.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 8 – Cloudy with a chance of rain, milder with a high near 50.

 

MARINE FORECAST:

TODAY – Small craft advisory in effect from 11 a.m. this morning till 5 a.m. Friday morning for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – Mostly sub-advisory level conditions Friday through Sunday.

 

CLIFTON, NJ, JANUARY 2017 CLIMATE SUMMARY:

January 2017 was the warmest January since 2006 and the 5th warmest since 1973, the average temperature was 35.9 degrees which was about 6 degrees above normal.  Precipitation was just slightly above normal with 4.39 inches, snowfall was below normal with 8.3 inches.  It was a very cloudy month with over 50% of overcast conditions which was the highest amount of cloud cover for January since at least 1973.

 

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

 

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