Skies are partly cloudy early on this Wednesday morning and temperatures range from the low 20s in Clifton down mid teens further inland, winds are from the northeast.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 16TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 44 AVERAGE LOW: 26
RECORD HIGH: 57 – 1982 RECORD LOW: 12 – 2016
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 39 LOW: 26 PRECIPITATION: NONE
The coastal low will develop off the Carolina coast today and move to off the southern New Jersey coast by late tonight. Skies will become cloudy this morning with snow developing around 4 p.m. and become heavy at times tonight. Accumulations now are anticipated to be a little lower than the forecasted yesterday with 12-16 inches expected. Winds will gust to 30 mph causing blowing and drifting snow and possible near blizzard conditions.
The snow will taper off Thursday morning and should end by noontime followed by clearing and cold temperatures.
Mainly dry Friday through early next week, temperatures will be below normal through Saturday and rise to near normal readings Sunday into early next week.
TODAY – DEC 16 – A winter storm warning is in effect! Becoming cloudy by noon with snow developing around 4 p.m., breezy with highs in the low 30s.
TONIGHT: Snow heavy at times, breezy, low in the mid 20s.
THURSDAY – DEC 17 – Cloudy with snow ending in the morning then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, high in the low 30s. Total snow accumulations 12-16 inches.
FRIDAY – DEC 18 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.
SATURDAY – DEC 19 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY – DEC 20 – Partly sunny, high near 40.
MONDAY – DEC 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – DEC 22 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warnings effective at 1 p.m. for northeast winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 6-10 feet.
OUTLOOK – Storm warning from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Gale warnings expected the rest of Thursday morning; small craft advisories expected Thursday afternoon into the evening; no advisories expected for Friday and Saturday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!