Dry and a little milder today! Colder on Thursday! Light snow Thursday night! Significant winter storm over the weekend!


Good morning!

Skies are clear early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures range from the mid 20s in Clifton down to the lower teens further inland, winds are mainly calm.

Today will be a partly sunny day with slightly milder temperatures as most highs will be around 40.

A cold front will come through dry tonight followed by colder weather for Thursday.

A weak disturbance is expected to give us light snow late Thursday night into Friday morning, accumulations should be between 1-2 inches, the snow may change to rain before ending Friday morning.

A more significant winter storm for the weekend as a low pressure system develops and moves up the coast. Snow should begin by late Saturday afternoon and as temperatures rise to above freezing the snow will then change to rain. Arctic air behind this system will likely change the rain back to snow before ending Sunday night. I am quite concerned about a flash freeze as temperatures fall to the single digits by Monday morning.

The coldest air of the season is likely Monday and Tuesday along with dry conditions.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 16 – Partly sunny, high near 40.

TONIGHT – Partly cloudy, low around 20.

THURSDAY – JAN 17 – Increasing cloudiness and colder, high in the low 30s. Light snow at night, accumulations of 1-2 inches expected.

FRIDAY – JAN 18 – Light snow changing to rain before ending by noon, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 19 – Increasing cloudiness, chance of snow in the afternoon, high in the mid 30s. Snow at night changing to rain before daybreak.

SUNDAY – JAN 20 – Rain, high near 40, rain changing back to snow before ending Sunday night, becoming much colder with a flash freeze possible.

M.L. KING DAY – JAN 21 – Mostly sunny and very cold, high near 20.

TUESDAY – JAN 22 – Mostly sunny, high near 30.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for westerly winds to 25 knots, seas 2-4 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Thursday and Friday; small craft advisories probable Saturday and Sunday with gales possible Sunday night.

Have a good day!

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