Our active weather pattern continues to stir up more winter storms, with a new one expected to hit New Jersey over the next three days and a second expected next weekend, forecasters said Tuesday afternoon.
The next winter storm is likely to come in two waves – the first Wednesday night through Thursday morning and the second between Thursday evening and Friday morning, said Dean Iovino, a meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service’s New Jersey Regional Forecasting Office.
A good trend if you happen to be sick of this snow is, “The area of this will be a little further south,” than originally predicted, ”Iovino said.
As a result, the storm system is likely to hit strong places like Maryland and southern Delaware with heavy snow and bring easier snow accumulation to New Jersey, Iovino said.
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In the first wave of the storm, Wednesday night and early Thursday, the National Meteorological Service expects 2-3 inches of snow in South Jersey, 1-3 inches of snow in Central Jersey, and less than an inch in North Jersey.
There is some mixed rainfall and some icing in the far south of New Jersey, mostly near the coast, Iovino said.
In the second wave of the storm, especially Thursday night-early Friday, the weather service expects another 1-2 inches of snow in South Jersey and little, if any, in the northern half of the state if current forecast trends continue.
AccuWeather forecasters expect similar snow clouds throughout the storm: a total of 1-3 inches of snow in North Jersey and Central Jersey, and 3-6 inches of snow in South Jersey.
Once this storm system has cleared on Friday afternoon, all eyes will be focused on a potential coastal storm over the weekend.
“The timing and the track is very uncertain for now,” Iovino said, so the weather service isn’t yet sure how much snow, if any, will fall in New Jersey over the weekend.
The big snowstorm of the week before Christmas and the monstrous winter storm that fell 1-2 feet of snow across the wide strip of our region in northern and central New Jersey already had more snow than usual during all the snow. season – which technically lasts from October to April.
But so far, no monthly records or seasonal records have been broken.
In the Newark area, this month is currently the record for the 10th snowiest February – and we still have 19 days left. From February 1 to February 8, Newark picked up 21.7-inch snow, according to data from the New York Regional Office of the National Meteorological Service.
The Newark area typically receives 9.3 inches of snow throughout the month and has a record of 33.4 inches, which was set in 1994.
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