Winter Storm Freyr To Hit Saturday
The National Weather Service is calling for 100-percent chance of snow in Midland Park for Saturday. The Hazardous Weather Outlook issued Friday was upgraded to include a Winter Weather Advisory. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is anticipated.
The Weather Channel, which has named this storm system Freyr, is taking a more conservative approach in its hour-by-hour prediction, with a 50-percent chance of snow by 9am and a 90-percent chance from 4 to 6pm. The Weather Channel started naming winter storms this year, as a way to track storm systems and increase awareness of upcoming blizzards and Nor'easters. (The next winter storm name is Gandolf.)
The National Weather Service predicts precipitation will begin in the morning and remain steady throughout the day, tampering off late in the evening. Driving conditions in the afternoon and evening could be hazardous and drivers are urged to use caution. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 20s and low 30s for the next few days.
Here's a look at the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Saturday: Snow, mainly after 10am. High near 33. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 21 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 5 to 9 mph.
Monday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
New Year's Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.