FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018 6:03 A.M.
Skies have become mostly clear early on this Friday morning and temperatures have fallen to around 8 in the Clifton area to around zero further inland, winds are gusting to 30 mph in spots with wind chills well below zero. Yesterday I recorded 5.5 inches of snow in Clifton.
Today and on Saturday will be extremely cold and windy, a wind chill advisory is in effect. High temperatures will only be in the low teens while overnight lows tonight and Saturday night will be zero or below.
Sunday will be a little milder with less wind.
Finally a change in the pattern will cause more normal winter temperatures next week which will seem warm after this brutal cold snap. There will be a chance of mixed precipitation Monday and Monday night, followed by dry and seasonably mild conditions for Tuesday.
Cool and dry weather Wednesday. Milder Thursday and Friday.
TODAY – JAN 5 – A wind chill advisory is in effect for wind chills near -15 degrees. Mostly sunny, very cold and windy, high in the mid teens, wind gusts to 40 mph possible.
TONIGHT – Partly cloudy and breezy and cold, low around 3.
SATURDAY – JAN 6 – Sunny and very cold, high in the low teens, winds gusts to 30 mph possible.
SUNDAY – JAN 7 – Sunny and not as windy or frigid, high near 20.
MONDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and sleet in the afternoon and evening, little or no accumulation expected, milder with highs in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY – JAN 9 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.
THURSDAY – JAN 11 – Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Today – northwest winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 5-8 feet.
OUTLOOK – A heavy freezing spray warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Saturday evening; small craft advisories expected Saturday night; no advisories expected on Sunday; possible small craft conditions on Monday; below advisory conditions on Tuesday.
Have a nice day!