Mild with rain this morning then clearing and windy and turning much colder! Seasonably cold and dry this weekend!


Good morning!

Light rain is falling over the area early on this Friday morning and temperatures range from the low 40s in Clifton down to the low 30s further inland, winds are light.

The light rain will end by 10 a.m. and temperatures will briefly rise into the 50s as a warm front passes to our north. A cold front will pass through this afternoon and temperatures will fall back into the 40s by sunset. Much colder and windy tonight with lows falling to around 20 by Saturday morning.

A dry weekend can be expected with seasonably cold temperature, winds will be gusty Saturday morning but diminish in the afternoon. Winds will be light on Sunday.

A weak disturbance may touch off a little light snow late Sunday night into early Monday morning, possible accumulations would only be a dusting to maybe an inch.

A stronger disturbance will likely give our area more significant precipitation Tuesday into Wednesday morning, it appears that this storm will cause snow changing to sleet and rain, we may pick up a couple of inches of snow before the changeover.

Dry weather Wednesday afternoon through Thursday with near seasonable temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 8 – Rain this morning then becoming mostly sunny this afternoon, highs in the mid 50s dropping to the 40s this afternoon, becoming windy, with gusts to 35 mph.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, windy and much colder, low around 20.

SATURDAY – FEB 9 – Sunny and windy, high in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY – FEB 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s, chance of light snow late at night.

MONDAY – FEB 11 – Mostly cloudy, high near 40.

TUESDAY – FEB 12 – Snow likely in the morning, mixing with sleet and rain in the afternoon, high in the mid 30s. Precipitation changing back to snow late at night.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 13 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY – FEB 14 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening and a gale warning from 6 p.m.,valid until 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon for westerly winds gusting to 30 knots today and increasing to 40 knots tonight into Saturday morning. Seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Sunday into the day on Monday; small craft advisories likely Monday night into Tuesday.

Have a nice day!

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