THURSDAY JANUARY 4, 2018 6:00 A.M.
We have cloudy skies and some light flurries are falling, temperatures are not as cold as the last few mornings ranging from the upper 20s in the Clifton area down to the mid teens further inland, winds are brisk out of the north.
A rapidly developing storm is moving up the coast now and will be in the Gulf of Maine tonight. The latest models have the storm moving closer to the coast than what was indicated this time yesterday so we will have some moderate to heavy snow today. In the Clifton area I am expecting around 5-8 inches of accumulation, more along coastal sections and less to our west. Strong winds above 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. Lucky that the storm is a quick mover and most of the snow will be over by sunset this evening.
Much colder tonight through at least Sunday morning with high temperatures Friday and Saturday near 10 with many below zero readings Saturday and Sunday mornings. Winds will be strong on Friday but diminish somewhat on Saturday.
Milder air for next week however there will be a chance of light snow or rain Monday into Tuesday.
TODAY – JAN 4 – Winter storm warning is in effect! Snow and blowing snow and very windy with gusts to near 40 mph, high in the upper 20s, accumulations of 5-8 inches expected.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy, windy and much colder, low around 10.
FRIDAY – JAN 5 – Mostly sunny, windy and very cold, high in the mid teens.
SATURDAY – JAN 6 – Sunny and very cold, high only around 10.
SUNDAY – JAN 7 – Mostly sunny, high near 20.
MONDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, not as cold, high in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – JAN 9 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high near 40.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
MARINE FORECAST: A storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. for north-northwest winds gusting to 55 knots, seas 5-10 feet.
OUTLOOK – A freezing spray warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Friday night until 6 p.m. Saturday night; gales likely Friday into Saturday; small craft advisories likely Saturday night; no advisories expected Sunday and Monday.
Have a nice day and if you are going out please be safe!