Cloudy and colder today with light rain changing to snow with light accumulations! Sunny and cold on Tuesday! Coastal storm to give us heavy snow from late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, possible accumulations of 12-18 inches!


Good morning!

Skies are cloudy early on this Monday morning and temperatures range from near 40 in Clifton down to 30 further inland, winds are light northerly.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 14TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 27

RECORD HIGH – 66 – 2015 RECORD LOW: 7 – 1989

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 50 LOW: 43 PRECIPITATION: NONE

A weak low pressure will give us some precipitation that will start off as rain beginning around 9 a.m. and then change to snow by noontime before ending around 5 p.m. Accumulations will be around 1/2″ in Clifton but up to 2-3 inches across the higher elevations of northwest New Jersey. Temperatures will be much lower than the 60 degree highs we had yesterday with most readings near 40.

Tuesday will be a sunny but cold day as high pressure builds from the northwest.

Then on Wednesday a coastal storm will develop causing snow across the entire area. The snow should start around 4 p.m. and then becoming heavy at times Wednesday night before ending on Thursday morning. At this time accumulations of 12-18 inches are likely with some higher amounts possible. Winds are expected to become strong with some blizzard conditions expected. The last time we had a foot or more of snow was on March 7th, 2018 when 14 inches accumulated.

Cold and dry weather is then expected Thursday afternoon through Saturday.

A weak frontal system may give us rain or snow on Sunday with slightly milder temperatures.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – DEC 14 – Rain developing around 9 a.m. then changing to snow by noon and ending by 5 p.m., accumulations of 1/2″ possible. High near 40.

TONIGHT: Becoming mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY – DEC 15 – Sunny, high near 40.

WEDNESDAY – DEC 16 – Snow beginning around 4 p.m. becoming heavy at times through Wednesday night, high in the low 30s.

THURSDAY – DEC 17 – Snow possibly heavy at times till 10 a.m. then ending around noon, total accumulations of 12-18 inches likely, high in the low 30s.

FRIDAY – DEC 18 – Sunny, high in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY – DEC 19 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY – DEC 20 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the low 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory has been posted effective between 2 p.m. this afternoon until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – No advisories expected for Tuesday; gales likely with possible storm force gusts Wednesday afternoon and night; gales still possible Thursday morning; small craft advisories likely to continue Thursday afternoon through Friday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!

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