Snow developing this morning changing to sleet and freezing rain by noontime and plain rain late tonight!


Good morning!

Skies are cloudy early on this Tuesday morning, some light snow is falling across parts of central New Jersey, temperatures range form the upper 20s in Clifton down to the middle teens further inland, winds are mainly light from the northeast.

A low pressure system will be moving into the area today, the snow has been delayed somewhat but should develop by 8 a.m. and continue into the late morning when it will mix with sleet and freezing rain. Mainly sleet and freezing rain will fall in the afternoon into tonight and not change to plain rain until late tonight before ending before daybreak on Wednesday. Total accumulations of 2-5 inches are expected followed by a tenth of an inch of ice.

We dry out on Wednesday and with temperatures in the 40s will help melt any snow and ice that is still on the ground. It will also become windy with gusts to 35 mph possible.

Thursday will be a nice day with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures.

Another storm system will give us rain likely falling from Friday afternoon into Saturday. Temperatures will continue to be mild.

Colder on Sunday with mainly dry conditions however a weak disturbance will give us a chance of some light snow at night.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – FEB 12 – Snow developing by 8 a.m. mixing with sleet by late morning, sleet and freezing rain this afternoon. High in the mid 30s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with sleet and freezing rain changing to all rain after midnight ending by day break, low in the low 30s.
Total accumulation of 2-5 inches of sleet and snow followed by 1/10 of ice.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 13 – Partly sunny and windy, high in the low 40s.

THURSDAY – FEB 14 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY – FEB 15 – Mostly cloudy with rain likely by the afternoon, high in the low 50s.

SATURDAY – FEB 16 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – FEB 17 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s, chance of light snow at night.

PRESIDENTS DAY – FEB 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning for easterly winds gusting to 30 knots, seas building to 6-9 feet.

OUTLOOK – A gale warning has been posted effective from 6 a.m. Wednesday morning until 6 a.m. Thursday morning; small craft advisories likely to continue Thursday through Saturday with possible gales on Saturday.

Despite the crummy weather try to have a nice day!

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