Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday afternoon weather update for NJ metro

Latest post: 12:20pm -- 1/5/2014

Weather update:
Temperatures in some areas, particularly in south-central NJ/NYC, and Long Island are around the freezing mark, or above.
These locations will see the freezing rain on surfaces begin to melt, and allow a shift to non-freezing rain....

Areas in north-central and northern and western NJ continue below freezing, and will remain so for another  1 - 2 hours.
Slick spots on secondary roads, sidewalks, and porches, may require more salting to improve the slippery conditions in these areas.

All locations will see light rain and drizzle this afternoon and tonight, along with areas of fog. Temperatures rise into the 40s by late in the day for central and northern NJ / NYC and Long Island.
A period of moderate rain may occur tonight as well, with steady, or slowly rising temperatures.

*** A strong cold front moves through during Monday morning ***
Monday begins wet, with readings in the 40s, to around 50 in some spots.

A quick snow-shower is possible in the late-morning/ early afternoon time frame -- which could leave a coating in some areas, but this would be isolated...
Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day, and by evening ( 7 - 8pm ), will be around 32 degrees.
Winds become gusty as well, reaching 15-25mph.

Monday night turns bitterly cold, with lows dropping into the single digits for most of the Garden state and parts of Long Island, to around 10 degrees in New York City.
Tuesday begins with these temperatures, only reaching 15 degrees or so for much of the area in the afternoon, along with wind-chill readings -5 to -15 degrees below zero. Skies will be sunny.

Wednesday starts out with similar temperatures, and afternoon highs in the 20s, along with mainly sunny skies.

By Thursday and Friday a weather system may bring us rain or snow.
It does not look like a strong storm at this time.

More details on this tomorrow.

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