Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday night weather update for NJ metro

Posted 11:10pm -- 1/26/2014

A cloudy night is in store for our area overnight. Steady temperatures in the lower to mid- 30s in southern New Jersey and Long Island, and slowly rising elsewhere, are in the forecast as well.
There is a slight chance for flurries.

*** A strong cold front crosses the area around noon on Monday ***

Some light rain and snow will be scattered about in the morning. Accumulations are not expected... but radar images will be monitored for any changes.

Before the front passes, readings are expected generally expected to be in the 30s. 
Falling temperatures through the 20s, along with an increasingly gusty wind, will be with us after the cold front passes. There can still be some flurries into the mid- afternoon hours

Monday night turns even colder, with readings dropping through the teens under a mainly clear sky and a brisk breeze. Wind-chills can be at, or below zero at times.

Tuesday begins with possible record-low temperatures. Most locations start off in the single digits to around 10 degrees. Some northern and western suburbs of NJ may see the mercury drop below zero. A gusty wind continues.
Afternoon highs range between 14 - 19 degrees, with mainly sunny skies.

More frigid temperatures in the single digits, and possible record lows, start off Wednesday as well...
It is forecast to remain dry at this point, with the storm in the southeast expected to pass out to sea. 
Skies will average out partly sunny, with highs only reaching the upper teens and lower 20s.

*** Moderating temperatures for Thursday and Friday ***
Each afternoon is expected to see partly to mostly sunny skies.
Highs on Thursday reach the mid- to upper 20s.
Friday tops out in the lower to mid- 30s.

*** A storm that is forecast to move into the western United States by the middle of the week, may arrive into NJ metro by Saturday or Super Bowl Sunday ***
Weather models are showing a large variation in timing and precipitation types ... so only a general mention of rain and/or snow is in the forecast at this time...

Details will be more clear as the weather data arrives in the coming days.

Stay tuned.

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