Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday afternoon weather update for NJ metro

Weather update: Some areas reached the lower 20s this afternoon...

The Thursday weather disturbance, as expected, has weakened, and will have little to no impact for NJ metro this afternoon and tonight, with only perhaps a passing flurry, especially for northern and western New Jersey.

The story for all of us tonight will be the very cold temperatures...
Readings drop through the teens this evening.
Much of the area falls to between -2 to +8 degrees by wake-up on Friday morning.

Sunshine will be with us for Friday morning, through a good part of the afternoon, with some clouds by late in the day. Highs top out in the upper teens to around 20 degrees. A brisk breeze is expected, making it feel colder much of the time.
Skies turn mostly cloudy Friday night. Temperatures remain steady for the first part of the night, and may rise after midnight into the mid- 20s.

* A strong cold front arrives late Saturday, and then Sunday night *

The first front is forecast to bring snow beginning Saturday morning... continuing on-and-off through the day into the evening hours.

This is expected to be light, with much of the area, seeing a coating of snow. Areas in northern and western NJ can see 1 - 2 inches of snow.  Highs have a chance to reach the freezing mark later in the day...
Saturday night turns colder, as the first front passes, with some flurries left behind. Temperatures fall through the 20s, along with a gusty wind.

Sunday will be partly sunny and windy, with highs between 20 and 25 degrees.

The cold front for Sunday night looks stronger, with yet again, a weather disturbance tracking along it...
However, recent model trends have shifted this path to our north... so we are only expecting to see flurries, or a bit of light snow Sunday night into Monday morning...
At this time, even a coating of snow would isolated in nature.

What is certain, are even lower temperatures for the new work-week...

Monday begins around 30 degrees, with falling temperatures through the 20s in the afternoon.
Monday night into Tuesday morning will see a continued drop in the temperatures into the single digits once again.

Tuesday SHOULD remain storm free -- with the next weather system at this point remaining off-shore.
Stay tuned.

Daytime highs remain in the teens to lower 20s for Tuesday and next Wednesday.

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