MONDAY MARCH 13, 2017 5:57 A.M.
Skies are mainly clear early on this Monday morning and temperatures are quite cold again ranging from the upper teens in the Clifton area to some single digits inland, winds are light northerly.
Today will be a good day to pick up the milk and bread as we will have dry conditions although it will be quite cold but the winds will be lighter than what we had over the weekend.
Blizzard warnings are now in effect for the area as a strong low pressure system will form off the North Carolina coast and move just south of eastern Long Island by Tuesday afternoon as it rapidly intensifies, snow will begin after midnight today and become very heavy by daybreak continuing heavy at times into Tuesday afternoon before tapering off by evening, snowfall amounts will average between 18-24 inches and along with the wind gusting to 35 mph will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow, power outages are possible in some spots. Some snow showers will continue in the evening.
Wednesday will be windy and very cold with scattered snow showers.
Thursday and during the day on Friday should be dry.
A low chance of rain or snow Friday night into Saturday as a weak disturbance moves through the area with dry conditions expected on Sunday, temperatures will continue to be unseasonably cold for mid March.
TODAY – MAR 13 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
TONIGHT – Becoming cloudy with snow developing after 1 a.m., low in the mid 20s, accumulation 2-4 inches by daybreak.
TUESDAY – MAR 14 – Blizzard conditions with snow heavy at times, considerable blowing and drifting snow, wind gusts to 35 mph, snow tapering off late in the afternoon with snow showers expected in the evening, high temperatures in the low 30s. Total accumulation 18-24 inches.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 15 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, high around 30.
THURSDAY – MAR 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
FRIDAY – MAR 17 – Sunny, high near 40.
SATURDAY – MAR 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high near 40.
SUNDAY – MAR 19 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – North-northwest wind to 10 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – Storm warning in effect from 2 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Tuesday; gales should continue Tuesday night into Wednesday night with small craft advisories expected on Thursday; no advisories expected for Friday.
Have a nice day and get that milk and bread!