FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018 5:50 A.M.
Skies are cloudy early on this Friday morning and there are patches of fog along with scattered showers in the area. Temperatures range from the upper 40s here in Clifton down around 40 in some inland valleys but up to the mid 50s further inland, Walpack now is at 56 degrees which is about 70 degrees warmer than the early morning temperature on Sunday morning.
Today we will have periods of rain heavy at times especially this afternoon and evening as a frontal system approaches from the west, temperatures will rise to near 60 on southerly winds. Rainfall amounts will average 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
The front will pass through in the morning followed by much colder air, some of the precipitation will end in the morning as a mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet mostly over inland areas. Temperatures in the 50s before sunrise will drop to the 30s by late morning, much colder at night with lows dropping to the teens.
Dry and cold Sunday and Monday.
An Alberta clipper moving into the area on Tuesday may give us some accumulating snow into Wednesday morning.
Quite cold and dry later Wednesday into Thursday.
Milder air will move in for next Friday into the weekend.
TODAY – JAN 12 – Rain with pockets of fog, rain may be heavy at times this afternoon, high in the low 60s.
TONIGHT – Rain, low in the low 50s.
SATURDAY – JAN 13 – Rain ending as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain in the morning, becoming much colder with temperatures falling to the 30s in the afternoon.
SUNDAY – JAN 14 – Sunny, high in the upper 20s.
M.L. KING DAY – JAN 15 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
TUESDAY – JAN 16 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, high in the mid 30s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 17 – Chance of snow in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
THURSDAY – JAN 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Today – southwest wind to 30 knots, seas 6-9 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected to continue Saturday night into Sunday afternoon; no advisories expected Sunday night through Tuesday.
Despite the rain try to have a nice day!