Good morning everyone and happy first full day of Spring! Skies are cloudy early this morning and there are some flurries falling in the Clifton area with heavier snow just to our south and west, temperatures range from the mid 30s in Clifton to the upper 20s further inland, winds are gusty out of the northeast.
The coastal storm is now developing off the Delaware coast and will be moving slowly northeast. Snow from this system will become heavy by noontime and continue into tonight before tapering off. Snowfall amounts of 8-12 inches are expected with over 12 inches possible in some heavier bands of snow where snowfall amounts may be 1-2 inches per hour. Winds will continue to be gusty out of the northeast and with the heavy wet snow some power outages are likely.
Dry and chilly weather is expected Thursday through the weekend. The disturbance that we have been following for Sunday looks to be too far south of us to affect our weather.
Finally a warming trend will start on Tuesday as temperatures reach to near normal for late March.
TODAY – MAR 21 – Snow becoming heavy at times this afternoon, high in the low 30s, winds gusts to 30 mph expected.
TONIGHT – Snow tapering off by midnight, low around 30. Total accumulations 8-12 inches with higher amounts possible in heavier snowbands.
THURSDAY – MAR 22 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY – MAR 23 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY – MAR 24 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY – MAR 25 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MONDAY – MAR 26 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY – MAR 27 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A storm warning is in effect for northeast winds gusting to 50 knots, seas 8-12 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected Thursday through Sunday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!