Good morning everyone!
Skies are clear early on this Sunday morning and temperatures are frigid with readings at 5 a.m. ranging from 6 in Clifton down to -4 at High Point and Sandyston. Winds are light from the northeast. The 6 degree reading at my station is the lowest since January 31, 2019.
CLIFTON’S ALMANAC FOR JANUARY 16TH:
AVERAGE HIGH: 36 AVERAGE LOW: 21
RECORD HIGH: 57 – 1995 RECORD LOW: -2 – 1994
YESTERDAY’S HIGH: 20 LOW: 9 PRECIPITATION: NONE
Today will see an increase in clouds, and as winds become easterly some milder air from the ocean will cause temperatures to rise to above 30 by noon today as the Arctic high pressure moves quickly offshore.
The storm now located over the southeast states will move to our west by Monday morning. Snow and sleet and freezing rain will develop this evening with possible accumulations of around an inch in the Clifton area and up to 3-5 inches across northwestern section of New Jersey. The precipitation will change to rain by midnight and become heavy at times tapering off to possible rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Winds will become strong from the east gusting to 45 mph in the morning. Rainfall amounts of 1-1 1/2 inches are likely.
Sunshine returns on Tuesday but it will be seasonably cold.
Wednesday will be milder but a cold front will cause a chance of rain and snow showers at night
Quite cold weather is expected Friday through the weekend but at this time it should not be as frigid as the past couple of days.
TODAY – JAN 16 – Increasing cloudiness and not as cold, high in the mid 30s.
TONIGHT – Snow, sleet and freezing rain this evening changing to rain after midnight and becoming heavy at times along with strong winds gusting to 45 mph. Frozen accumulation around 1 inch. Temperatures in the evening around 30 rising to the 40s by midnight.
M.L.KING DAY – JAN 17 – Rain in the morning tapering off to a chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. Morning highs in the 40s will drop to the mid 30s by sunset.
TUESDAY – JAN 18 – Sunny, high in the low 30s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 19 – Mostly cloudy, high in the low 40s. Chance of rain or snow showers at night.
THURSDAY – JAN 20 – Partly sunny, high in the low 30s.
FRIDAY – JAN 21 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 20s.
SATURDAY – JAN 22 – Partly sunny, high in the upper 20s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning has been issued valid between 3 p.m. this afternoon through 6 a.m. Tuesday morning for southwest winds gusting to 45 knots, seas building to 10-15 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories expected on Tuesday; possible advisories on Wednesday; no advisories expected on Thursday.
Have a nice day and stay safe!