Skies are mostly clear early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures ranging from the upper teens in Clifton to 5 degrees at Walpack, winds are gusty from the west. Some black ice is possible on untreated surfaces so be careful walking or driving this morning.
An Arctic cold front will cross the area this afternoon with a chance of a snow squall which may cause strong winds and brief heavy snow which may give us a quick dusting. Arctic air behind the front will give us frigid conditions as temperatures will drop to the single digits tonight.
Arctic air will continue on Thursday, low temperatures will drop to near zero tomorrow morning and with wind gusts to 30 mph will make it feel like -20 degrees. A wind chill advisory is in effect. Daytime highs will only rise to the middle teens during the day despite mostly sunny skies.
After a frigid Friday morning temperatures will not be as cold but still below normal during the day.
Milder still over the weekend with highs in the 30s on Saturday and in the 40s on Sunday, dry conditions will prevail.
Mild weather will continue through at least the middle of next week although there will be a chance of rain Monday night into Tuesday.
TODAY – JAN 30 – Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of a snow squall this afternoon, high near 30, wind gusts to 45 mph possible.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and frigid, low around zero, winds gusting to 35 mph will bring wind chills down to -20.
THURSDAY – JAN 31 – Sunny, high only in the mid teens.
FRIDAY – FEB 1 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 20s.
SATURDAY – FEB 2 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY – FEB 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MONDAY – FEB 4 – Partly sunny, high near 50, chance of rain at night.
TUESDAY – FEB 5 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 50s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until midnight tonight for southwest winds becoming west-northwest this afternoon and gusting to 40 knots, seas 3-6 feet. Freezing spray likely tonight.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected during the day on Thursday with freezing spray possible; no advisories expected Thursday night through Sunday.
Have a nice day and keep warm!