N.J. weather forecast: Unseasonal warmth continues

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 16:22
solarpanels072511_optBY STEVEN DiMARTINO

New York Giant fans would enjoy today's parade whether rain, snow, or sleet was falling; but I'm happy to report that the only thing falling in the air was confetti as tranquil conditions settled in for the day.

High pressure shifting off the Southeast coast this afternoon will produce clear skies to a few clouds and winds shifting to the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Mild conditions can be expected as well with temperatures rising into the mid 40's to lower 50's for highs this afternoon.

Tranquil conditions are expected through tomorrow afternoon however clouds will increase by the late afternoon. Temperatures will range from the mid 20's to mid 30's for lows and upper 30's to mid 40's for highs.

A disturbance will approach from the Ohio River Valley by tomorrow evening producing scattered snow showers through early Thursday morning. A minor accumulation of snow of a trace to an inch of snow will be possible with this low pressure system, however most locations will have little to no snowfall at all. High pressure will be in control Thursday night through Friday with clear skies. Temperatures will rebound into the upper 30's to lower 40's for highs which will lead to most of the snowfall to melt by the afternoon.

A strong cold front will move through the region on Saturday with scattered snow showers and much colder temperatures. Snow showers will be capable of producing a dusting to an inch of snow. Arctic high pressure will take hold by Saturday afternoon through Monday with clear skies. Temperatures will be significantly colder with lows in the single digits to upper 10's and mid 20's to mid 30's for lows.