SUNDAY JANUARY 7, 2018 5:56 A.M.
With clear skies temperatures have fallen to their lowest level of the season so far with readings ranging from 2 above zero in Clifton to many below zero temperatures further inland, Walpack now is at a chilly -12. Winds are still a little brisk averaging 5-10 mph bringing wind chills lower than -10.
Today we will have sunshine in the morning followed by some increase in clouds this afternoon, high temperatures will be a few degrees higher than the 14 high temperature we had yesterday, also the winds will be much lighter so it will feel less harsh. Today will be the 13th straight day of below freezing temperatures which is the longest stretch since the 19 days in December 1989.
A weak cold front on Monday will likely give us some light precipitation Monday afternoon into the early evening, a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is likely, accumulations will be less than an inch but any freezing rain on the cold untreated surfaces may cause some minor travel issues, temperatures may actually hit the freezing mark.
Dry with seasonably cool temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, high temperatures will be above freezing both days.
Even milder Thursday through Saturday but with a good chance of rain Thursday night into the early weekend.
TODAY – JAN 7 – Mostly sunny in the morning, increasing clouds in the afternoon, high near 20.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the low teens.
MONDAY – JAN 8 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon and evening, high in the low 30s, accumulations under an inch.
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, mostly cloudy in the afternoon, high in the mid 40s, chance of rain at night.
FRIDAY – JAN 12 – Mostly cloudy and mild with a chance of rain, high in the low 50s.
SATURDAY – JAN 13 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the upper 40s.
TODAY – Northwest wind to 12 knots, seas 1-2 feet.
OUTLOOK – Possible small craft conditions Monday into the day on Tuesday; no advisories expected Tuesday night through Thursday.
Have a good day and continue to stay warm!