Dave’s Forecast: Dry but cooler weather through the weekend; winter starts Thursday

Flooding along the Passaic River will continue to be at the major flood stage until Thursday afternoon. The river's water won't get back into its banks until the end of the weekend.
Standing water on the shallower side could briefly freeze over tonight. Watch out for slippery spots. Nighttime lows are in the upper-20s and low-30s - above freezing at the immediate coast.
Thursday is the official start of the winter season. It is the day with the shortest period of daylight (but thinking as a glass-half-full guy that I am, this means that after tomorrow the days are only going to start getting longer). Plenty of sun in the forecast, if only for less than nine hours. Seasonable chill. High in the low- to mid-40s
The rest of the week is sunny. A reinforced shot of colder air slides through on Friday. Daytime highs won't get to 40. After that, the mercury in the thermometer is set to rise into the 50s for the weekend and the holiday. Sorry, we can only dream of a white Christmas this year.