Mostly sunny and very cold again today but with much less wind! Winter storm watch has been issued for Sunday night through Tuesday with up to a foot of snow possible!


Good morning!

Skies are mostly clear early on this Saturday morning and it is quite cold, at 5 a.m. temperatures ranged from 13 in Clifton down to a frigid 4 degrees at Walpack. Winds are much lower than this time yesterday averaging northwest 5 -10 mph.

CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 30TH:

AVERAGE HIGH: 37 AVERAGE LOW: 22

RECORD HIGH: 63 – 2006 RECORD LOW: 2 – 2019

YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 24 LOW: 13 PRECIPITATION: NONE

High pressure will be building closer to our area today providing mostly sunny skies, it will still be quite cold but with much less wind than yesterday.

Sunday will be a dry and again cold day and winds will be light, we should see some increasing cloudiness during the day as the storm system approaches from the Mississippi valley.

The storm system will then move east and redevelop off the coast, snow from this system will not start till after midnight Sunday night and continue possibly heavy at times into Monday night with increasing winds. The snow should end Tuesday morning. Still a question on the track and intensity of the storm but at the present time accumulations should be between 8-12 inches but with some higher amounts possible. A winter storm watch is in effect from late Sunday night into Tuesday morning.

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry with moderating temperatures.

The next storm system will give us a chance of precipitation on Friday but at this time it should be mild enough for only rain with this system.

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – JAN 30 – Sunny, high near 30.

TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the mid teens.

SUNDAY – JAN 31 – Increasing cloudiness, high near 30. Snow likely after midnight Sunday night.

MONDAY – FEB 1 – Snow and breezy, high in the low 30s.

TUESDAY – FEB 2 – Snow likely until around 11 a.m. then slow clearing, high in the mid 30s. Total snow accumulation of 8-12 inches likely.

WEDNESDAY – FEB 3 – Mostly sunny, high in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY – FEB 4 – Mostly sunny, high near 40.

FRIDAY – FEB 5 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the upper 40s.

MARINE FORECAST: A small craft advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for northwest winds gusting to 30 knots, seas 4-6 feet.

OUTLOOK – A storm watch has been issued for Sunday evening through late Monday night; gales expected to continue on Tuesday; small craft advisories for Wednesday.

Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy and of course got to get the milk and bread!

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