Freezing rain changing to plain rain later this morning with precipitation ending late this afternoon! Quite cold and windy Wednesday night through Thursday night! Dry weather with a slow moderation in temperatures Friday through early next week!


Good morning!

Freezing rain is falling across much of the area early on this Tuesday morning and temperatures range from around 30 in Clifton down to the mid 20s further inland, winds are light from the northeast. Be careful heading outside since untreated roads and sidewalks may be quite slippery.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 17TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 43 AVERAGE LOW: 26

RECORD HIGH: 61 – 2000 RECORD LOW: 9 – 1989

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 34 LOW: 31 PRECIPITATION: .04″

A low pressure over Kentucky early this morning will move northeast and be off the coast by tonight, the storm will cause freezing rain this morning changing to plain rain later this morning and continuing into the afternoon before ending early this evening, ice accumulations of 1/10 of an inch is possible before changing to rain.

Clearing on Wednesday but a cold front may cause some flurries in the afternoon, the front will be followed by much colder air Wednesday night into Thursday with the coldest temperatures of the season likely, winds will be strong Wednesday night into Thursday morning then diminishing.

Dry weather with a slow moderation in temperatures Friday through the weekend.

Latest indications are that next week will be milder with no threats of any significant storms.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 17 – Cloudy with freezing rain early this morning changing to rain later this morning, high in the upper 30s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy early then clearing, low in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 18 – Sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries, high in the upper 30s. Windy and colder at night.

THURSDAY – DEC 19 – Sunny, breezy and cold, high only in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY – DEC 20 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY – DEC 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY – DEC 22 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – DEC 23 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory has been issued effective from 11 a.m. this morning until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-6 feet.

OUTLOOK – A gale watch has been posted effective between 6 p.m. Wednesday evening until 6 a.m. Thursday morning; small craft advisories likely during the day on Thursday; no advisories expected Friday and Saturday.

Be careful driving and walking outside early this morning!

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