Milder and dry today! Wintery mix on Sunday changing to rain! Very windy on Monday!


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2017  6:12 A.M.

We have cloudy skies early on this Saturday morning and temperatures range from the upper 20s in the Clifton area to the low 20s further inland, winds are light.

Today we will have cloudy skies this morning with possible breaks of sunshine this afternoon as a weak warm front crosses the area, temperatures will rise into the 40s which is more than 10 degrees higher than the low 30s that was recorded yesterday.

On Sunday a low pressure area will move into the area and quickly develop just to our northeast, the computer models have come in colder with this system so expect a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow during the day changing to rain in our area but well inland significant ice and snow will continue, a winter weather advisory will be in effect for northwest New Jersey, the Poconos and the Hudson Valley. Snow and sleet accumulations around 1 inch with higher amounts inland.

The storm will move off the New England coast on Monday and the pressure gradient will cause very strong winds in our area with gusts 40-50 mph possible, skies will be partly sunny.

Mainly dry weather most of next week although some computer models have a storm for Wednesday close enough to give us rain or snow but at this point we will keep the forecast dry. Temperatures next week will be at or slightly above normal for mid-February.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY-FEB 11 – Mostly cloudy, high in the mid 40s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow after 1 a.m., low in the low 30s.

SUNDAY – FEB 12 – Cloudy with a mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain changing to all rain in the afternoon, high near 40, possible accumulation 1 inch, higher inland.

MONDAY – FEB 13- Partly sunny and very windy, high in the low 40s.

TUESDAY – FEB 14 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 15 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – FEB 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY – FEB 17 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory in effect till 11 a.m. this morning for southwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected during the day on Sunday;  storm watch will be in effect from late Sunday night till late Monday afternoon; no advisories expected during the day on Tuesday but small craft advisories likely Tuesday night into Wednesday.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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