Dry and cold today! Light snow late tonight! Significant winter storm late Saturday into Sunday!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly cloudy early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the low 20s in Clifton down to the middle teens further inland, winds are from the northwest averaging around 10 mph.

A cold front came through our area overnight and today will be a colder day as high pressure builds from the Great Lakes, we should see a mix of clouds and sun this morning and then becoming cloudy by sunset.

A weak disturbance will likely give us light snow overnight tonight with 1-2 inches of accumulations possible, the snow may change to rain before ending Friday morning. Friday will be a milder day so any snow that falls overnight will quickly melt.

Colder air filters in on Saturday and low pressure developing over the southern Plains will start moving in our direction. Snow with this system will develop late Saturday and continue into Saturday night before mixing with sleet and freezing rain by Sunday morning. The precipitation may change to rain before much colder Arctic air moves into the area in the afternoon changing the precipitation to freezing rain, sleet and snow. All the precipitation will end Sunday night. There is concern with a possibility of a flash freeze late on Sunday which will make travel quite difficult. Accumulations will depend on the track of the storm but as of now we could have around 3-6 inches in Clifton with amounts of near a foot across northwest New Jersey and the Poconos.

Very cold Arctic air will be with us on Monday and Monday night with highs only in the teens and lows in the single digits.

Milder air moves in for Tuesday and temperatures on Wednesday may be above normal but another disturbance may give us some snow or rain.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 17 – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with light snow developing mainly after 10 p.m. low in the upper 20s, accumulations of 1-2 inches possible.

FRIDAY – JAN 18 – Light snow possibly changing to rain before ending, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – JAN 19 – Increasing cloudiness with a chance of snow after 3 p.m., high in the mid 30s. Snow at night mixing with sleet and freezing rain after 3 a.m.

SUNDAY – JAN 20 – Snow, sleet and freezing rain may change to plain rain in the morning and then back to freezing rain, sleet and snow in the afternoon, early highs in the mid 30s falling to the 20s in the afternoon. Precipitation changing back to all snow before ending at night.

M.L. KING DAY – JAN 21 – Mostly sunny and frigid, high only in the upper teens.

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

WEDNESDAY – JAN 23 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain, high in the low 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: TODAY – Northerly winds to 10 knots, seas 1 foot.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Friday through the day on Saturday; advisories likely Saturday night through Monday with some gale gusts possible.

Have a nice day!

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