Mother Nature is preparing to throw two crooked spheres into New Jersey in the coming days – a small storm system is expected to bring a light layer of snow to the state’s northern counties on Monday, and strong snowfall is expected in the strong Norwegian East. maybe more than a foot – Wednesday in some parts of the state.
In front of the nor’easter, the National Meteorological Service’s Mount Holly Regional Forecasting Office issued winter storm clocks in 12 counties of New Jersey from Wednesday morning 7 to Thursday morning 7.
While the storm is not as urgent as a warning, it is an official warning to inform the public of the potential dangers of the looming norea date.
The National Meteorological Service, in its winter storm watch released Sunday night, says it can rain up to 12 inches or more on Wednesdays in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, and at least 5 inches in Camden, Gloucester, Mercer counties. Middlesex, Salem, northwest Burlington and west Monmouth.
“Traveling can be very difficult,” he says of the storm. “Dangerous conditions can affect morning or evening commuting. Heavy snow can cause a power outage. “
For some, it can be hard to believe that all this stormy weather is coming after we have just experienced a calm Sunday where good sunshine and temperatures have risen to the 60s. All that pleasant weather turns ugly, Sunday night the temperature drops from the mid to mid 30s, and on Monday morning a fast-moving storm system shifts from the city of Carolinas.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON MONDAY
Timing: According to the National Meteorological Service, the storm system from the south will begin to bring rain to South Jersey on Monday morning, light or moderate snowy seasons in northern New Jersey in the morning and afternoon, and a mixture of rain and snow to the central region of the state. morning and afternoon. Precipitation is expected to clear in the early evening, with temperatures dropping overnight to the 1920s.
Snow accumulation: 1-3 inches of snow may fall in parts of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, according to the weather service. Areas along the I-95 corridor and southeast are likely to be mixed with snow and rain, or there is no accumulation of snow or a very light coating.
Total rain: 1 to 1.5 inches of rain may fall in southeastern New Jersey, where temperatures will be too hot to hold snow. Although the rain can be heavy at times, the weather service does not expect rapid flooding or tidal flooding.
WHAT TO EXPECT WEDNESDAY
Timing: Snow is expected to arrive in New Jersey late Wednesday morning or early Wednesday afternoon, with heavy snow expected along the I-95 corridor and in areas north and west of I-95 until Wednesday evening. By early Thursday morning, some snow may linger.
Snow accumulation: The National Meteorological Service calls for at least one foot of snow to be called in the northwestern parts of the state and at least 5 inches in central and western New Jersey. Some private forecasting companies and TV meteorologists predict 6 to 10-inch snow in northern and central New Jersey. AccuWeather predicts snowfall of up to 12-18 inches in North Jersey and 6-12 inches of snow in mid-Jersey.
Rain accumulation: It remains to be determined. Forecasters are not yet sure where the rain / snow line will form, and this line will determine which areas of the state will have rain, total snow, or a mixture of rain and snow. But heavy rains are expected in some parts of South Jersey.
Strong winds: The weather service expects gusts of 25-35 km / h in most parts of the state and 40-50 mph on the Atlantic coast Wednesday and Wednesday evenings.
Bad driving conditions: The combination of heavy snow and strong gusts is forecast to make it difficult to drive Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.
Possible power outages: “The combination of stormy winds, heavy snow and high humidity can cause a power outage,” the National Meteorological Service said at a storm performance.
Coastal flooding: With strong winds, heavy rain and mixed rainfall, some areas of the Jersey coast experience coastal flooding.
Current weather radar
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