Light snow is falling across the area early on this Thursday morning and temperatures range from the low 20s in Clifton down to the upper teens further inland, winds are gusty out of the north.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR DECEMBER 17TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 43 AVERAGE LOW: 26
RECORD HIGH: 61 – 2000 RECORD LOW: 9 – 1989
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 27 LOW: 22 PRECIPITATION: .40″ SNOWFALL 5.0″
The coastal storm that has given us the snow and strong winds is now moving off the New Jersey coast, light snow will continue to mid morning. Snowfall has been less then what we forecasted with 6-8 inches accumulation but areas across upstate New York in the Binghamton area has received over two feet. We should accumulate another inch or so of snow before ending. High temperatures will struggle to reach over the freezing mark. Winds gusting to 30 mph this morning will diminish by late this afternoon.
Much quieter weather Friday through at least the middle of next week with only a slight chance of snow showers Saturday night into Sunday morning. Temperatures will be below normal Friday and Saturday and then rise to near or slight above normal Sunday through Wednesday.
Looking further ahead a storm may give us rain on Christmas Eve along with mild temperatures followed by clearing and much colder and windy weather on Christmas Day.
TODAY – DEC 17 – Cloudy with light snow ending this morning total snow accumulations 7-9 inches, becoming partly sunny by this afternoon, windy in the morning with gusts to 30 mph diminishing in the afternoon, high in the low 30s.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, low in the upper teens.
FRIDAY – DEC 18 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 30s.
SATURDAY – DEC 19 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY – DEC 20 – Mostly cloudy, high near 40.
MONDAY – DEC 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
TUESDAY – DEC 22 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s.
WEDNESDAY – DEC 23 – Mostly sunny, high in the low 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 1 p.m. for northerly winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 10-15 feet.
OUTLOOK – Advisories expected during the day on Friday for high seas, no advisories expected Friday night through Monday.
Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy!