THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2018 5:58 A.M.
Good morning everyone and welcome to the first day of meteorological spring. Skies are partly cloudy early this morning and temperatures are mild with the upper 40s here in Clifton ranging down to the low 30s further inland, winds are light.
Our area will see increasing cloudiness today and it will be mild once again with temperatures well up into the 50s. Rain will move into the area tonight mainly after 8 p.m.
A coastal storm will give us strong damaging winds on Friday with rain heavy at times mixing with snow as colder air moves into the area on northerly winds, snowfall amounts of less than an inch is expected in the Clifton area but up to 7 inches in northwest New Jersey and the Poconos. Wind gusts to 55 mph may cause power outages in parts of the area. A high wind watch is in effect for the area and winter storm watch has been posted for inland areas. This is a dynamic storm so the forecast will probably change as we get closer to the event.
Still windy on Saturday as the storm slowly moves away, there is still a chance of rain or snow chances during the day.
Dry weather with seasonably cool temperatures Sunday through Tuesday.
Another potentially strong coastal storm may give us another chance of rain or snow on Wednesday.
TODAY – MAR 1 – Increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 50s.
TONIGHT – Rain mainly after 8 p.m., rain may be heavy at times, low in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY – MAR 2 – Rain mixing with snow, strong damaging winds to 55 mph in the afternoon and night. Rainfall amounts 1-2 inches, snow amounts less than an inch.
SATURDAY – MAR 3 – Becoming partly sunny, a chance of rain or snow showers, winds with gusts to 45 mph, high in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 4 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MONDAY – MAR 5 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.
TUESDAY – MAR 6 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY – MAR 7 – Mostly cloudy with a chance or rain or snow, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – East-northeast wind to 7 knots, seas 1 foot.
OUTLOOK – A storm warning has been posted effective from noon on Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday morning; gales likely on Saturday; small craft conditions continuing Sunday and Monday.
Enjoy the calm before the storm today!