Dry today through the day on Thursday! Light snow likely Thursday night into Friday! Significant winter storm over the weekend!


Good morning!

Skies are clear early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures range from around 20 in Clifton down to 9 degrees at Walpack, winds are light or calm.

Today we will have partly sunny skies with temperatures a little milder than the last couple of days as high pressure builds in from the southwest, winds will be light.

Dry weather will continue on Wednesday and although temperatures will be milder a brisk wind will make it feel colder. A cold front will come through dry late in the day.

Thursday will be dry but colder as high pressure builds in from the northwest. A weak disturbance will likely give us some light snow Thursday night into Friday morning that should change to rain before ending. Accumulations of 1-3 inches are possible.

A much stronger system will affect our area over the weekend, at this time precipitation should start off as snow late Saturday and possible mix or change to rain and then as Arctic air moves into the area on Sunday will cause the precipitation to change back to snow before ending at night. It will become much colder Sunday afternoon into Monday and there is some indications that a flash freeze may affect Monday morning’s commute. Of course this forecast may change depending on the track and strength of this significant winter storm.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 15 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY – JAN 16 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – JAN 17 – Increasing cloudiness and colder, high in the low 30s, snow at night with possible accumulations of 1-3 inches.

FRIDAY – JAN 18 – Snow changing to rain before ending in the morning, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 19 – Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy with a chance of snow developing, high in the upper 30s. Snow at night changing to mixed freezing rain and sleet.

SUNDAY – JAN 20 – Snow, Rain, freezing rain and sleet. High temperatures around 40 in the morning dropping quickly to the mid 20s by sunset.

M.L. KING DAY – JAN 21 – Mostly sunny and bitterly cold, high only in the low 20s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect for high seas until 6 p.m. Winds northwest to 15 knots, seas 4-7 feet.

OUTLOOK – Possible small craft conditions on Wednesday; no advisories expected Thursday through the day on Saturday; possible small craft advisories Saturday night into Sunday.

Have a nice day!

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