Mild today with occasional rain or snow showers! Much colder tonight and Wednesday!


TUESDAY  DECEMBER 12, 2017   5:55 A.M.

Our area has cloudy skies early on this Tuesday morning, there are some scattered rain or snow showers across the area mainly inland, temperatures range from the upper 30s in the Clifton area down to around 30 further inland, winds are light.

A low pressure will move through upstate New York today and its associated cold front will cross our area around midday, expect mild conditions ahead of the front along with some rain or snow showers, there should be no accumulation except maybe an inch or two in the Poconos and northwest New Jersey.  The front will be followed by a strong westerly flow of much colder air, temperatures will fall from the 40s today down to near 20 tonight.

Wednesday will be a dry but very cold day, winds will gust to 35 mph or more and with temperatures mostly in the 20s, wind chills will be in the single digits.

Cold weather will continue Thursday and Friday, there will be a slight chance of flurries on Thursday.  On Friday a storm is expected to develop offshore and at this time it is not expected to influence our weather, however the system bears watching in case it comes closer to the coast.

The weekend looks mainly dry, Saturday will be cool with moderating temperatures on Sunday.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 12 – Cloudy with light rain likely this morning, high in the upper 40s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy and becoming windy and colder, low in the low 20s.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 13 – Partly sunny, windy and cold, high in the low 30s,  wind gusts to 35 mph.

THURSDAY – DEC 14 – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s.

FRIDAY – DEC 15 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 30s.

SATURDAY – DEC 16 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY – DEC 17 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s, chance of rain or snow at night.

MONDAY – DEC 18 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for southwest winds becoming west gusting to 35 mph, seas 3-6 feet.

OUTLOOK – A gale warning has been posted effective from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening; small craft conditions Wednesday night into Thursday morning; no advisories expected Thursday afternoon through the day on Friday;  possible small craft conditions Friday night into Saturday.

 

Have a nice day!

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