SUNDAY DECEMBER 24, 2017 5:50 A.M.
Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Christmas Eve morning and temperatures range from the upper 30s in the Clifton area down to the low 30s further inland, winds are from the northwest from 5-10 mph.
Today we will start out partly sunny but we should see an increase in clouds this afternoon, temperatures will be seasonably cool today with highs in the low 40s.
A small but rather potent low pressure will affect our area from late tonight into early Christmas morning with snow that will mix with sleet and some rain, accumulations around an inch is expected in the Clifton area however inland where there will be mostly snow accumulations will be around 2-5 inches.
The storm will pull away with clearing on Christmas Day but it will become very windy, wind gusts of 45 -50 mph are possible.
Bitterly cold weather is expected Tuesday through next weekend, high temperatures will average in the 20s while lows will be mostly in the low teens.
Still watching for a potential coastal storm late Friday into Saturday that would give us snow.
TODAY – DEC 24 – Partly sunny this morning then increasing cloudiness this afternoon, high in the low 40s.
TONIGHT – Cloudy with a chance of snow or rain before 11 p.m. then rain, snow and sleet ending around 6 a.m. low in the low 30s, accumulations of around an inch in Clifton, 2-5 inches inland.
CHRISTMAS DAY – DEC 25 – Becoming mostly sunny and very windy, high near 40, wind gusts to 45 mph possible.
TUESDAY – DEC 26 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
WEDNESDAY – DEC 27 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
THURSDAY – DEC 28 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 20s.
FRIDAY – DEC 29 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the mid 20s.
SATURDAY – DEC 30 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the upper 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northeast wind to 15 knots, seas 3 feet.
OUTLOOK – A gale warning is posted effective from 7 a.m. Monday morning until 10 p.m. Monday night. Small craft conditions lingering into Tuesday morning; no advisories expected Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.
Have a nice and safe Christmas Eve!