THURSDAY DECEMBER 28, 2017 5:46 A.M.
Very cold air continues over the area early this morning and temperatures range from around 12 in the Clifton area falling to the single digits inland, the lowest reading right now is 2 degrees at the High Point monument. Skies are mostly clear and there is a west-northwest wind averaging 5-10 MPH.
If you thought yesterday was cold today will be even colder with high temperatures struggling to reach the 20 degree mark and with gusty winds it will drop wind chill values down to zero even though there will be plenty of sunshine.
Frigid Arctic air will be with us into next week, some flurries are possible on Friday and some light snow during the day on Saturday, accumulations on Saturday will be less than an inch.
The latest European model is indicating a stronger coastal storm around Jan 3-4th, while the GFS model continues the dry pattern.
TODAY – DEC 28 – Sunny, high near 20.
TONIGHT – Increasing clouds, low around 8.
FRIDAY – DEC 29 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries, high in the mid 20s.
SATURDAY – DEC 30 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow, high in the mid 20s.
SUNDAY – DEC 31 – Mostly sunny, high near 20.
NEW YEAR’S DAY – JAN 1 – Sunny, high near 20.
TUESDAY – JAN 2 – Sunny, high in the mid 20s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 3 – Mostly sunny, high near 30.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until midnight tonight for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-6 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Friday through the day on Saturday; small craft conditions expected Saturday night through Monday with possible gale gusts on Saturday night.
Have a good day and if going outside make sure you dress warmly with lots of layers!