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Precipitation expected to begin Wednesday, linger until Thursday, meteorologist says.
What many hope will be the final snowfall of the winter season is expected to be mild in accumulation but heavy in wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system making its way through the Mid-Atlantic is approaching New Jersey and will bring approximately two inches of precipitation to the northern portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said. Snowfall is expected to begin early Wednesday, then mix with rain in the afternoon and return to snow by night, Gaines said. Winds will gust between 20 and 25 miles-per-hour, Gaines said, but could climb to as high as 40 miles-per-hour at times. Lingering rainfall will end by Thursday morning, Gaines said.
Heavy snow, winds expected to blanket the Northeast this weekend.
Every time a weather update comes around the forecast becomes more apocalyptic for the storm that's supposed to dump anywhere between inches and feet of snow on the Northeast. Everywhere from eastern Pennsylvania to the top of Maine is bracing for a substantial snow fall, so we're asking you, our wonderful Patch readers, to fill us in with photos, videos and information. It's easy to upload photos and videos to this article – all you need to do is hit the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of the text. Feel free to share your power outage (hopefully there is none) and road closure information with us in the comments section. Most of all, be safe during this winter storm, and stick with Patch for your information!
1-4 inches of snow possible in the area.
Between 1 and 4 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain were predicted for Morris and Warren counties Tuesday night, according to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The nighttime hours featured a wintry mix of precipitation—primarily freezing rain mixed with some snow as of midnight—that made roads slick and driving treacherous. The "hazardous" weather is expected to continue until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Ice could accumulate to half an inch. "The precipitation is expected to change to a mix of snow and sleet overnight," the NWS said Tuesday. "The wintry mix is forecast to change gradually back to all rain during mid- to late-morning hours on Wednesday before ending." The NWS said rain and sleet could cause …
Areas close to New York City could see flooding, National Weather Service reports.
Santa may have left plenty of goodies under the tree, but Mother Nature is about to leave a mess outside in Northern New Jersey. According to the National Weather Service, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties can expect anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow to blanket the area, with precipitation first appearing between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Compounding the snowfall, meteorologist David Stark said, is the potential of up to a quarter-inch of ice. The storm, which may also bring wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, won’t lighten up until sunrise Thursday, Stark said. Essex and Union counties can expect more of a freezing rain and rain mix, which may begin as snowfall, Stark said. Those areas could also see mild to moderate …
Most areas see light accumulation, slick driving conditions.
Many North Jersey residents woke up Tuesday morning to a rare white Christmas. The first measurable New Jersey Christmas snowfall in a decade was expected to produce 1 to 2 inches in some areas by Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory was issued Monday into early Tuesday morning with snow and freezing rain expected. Precipitation began as snow in most areas Monday night at about 7 p.m., causing slick and hazardous driving conditions on some roads. Storms on Wednesday and Saturday could produce more snow, according to the NWS. How does the scene look in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments and upload photos to this article.
Winter weather advisory issued by National Weather Service Tuesday.
As snow continued to fall throughout the northern part of New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, the evening commute looked to be a possibly dangerous and messy trip for many. A winter weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service and is in effect until 7 p.m. for multiple counties, including Morris, Somerset, Warren and Sussex. “This winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties,” the alert from the NWS said. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Use extra care while driving.” The advisory said that the precipitation will be mainly snow, mixing with rain at some locations. Accumulations were predicted to reach between 2 to 4 inches. The snow was expected to continue through the …
The weekend will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 50s.
Residents in New Jersey and New York can breathe a sigh of relief this weekend, as power restoration continues following Hurricane Sandy. The National Weather Service says some areas will experience colder temperatures, but no severe weather or flooding is expected. According to the forecast, scattered precipitation is possible in the interior northeast, eastern Great Lakes and central Appalachians. Rain and light snow could fall due to a cooler air mass, the weather service said. Any wintry precipitation should be less than two inches. Expect lows in the 30s, with temperatures climbing into the 40s and 50s throughout the weekend. In the event of any significant rainfall, you can watch flood gauges in the area.
What you need to know about the school district's emergency-messaging system.
Attention Hopatcong parents: Are you in the loop? If you've signed up for AlertNow, you're ahead of the game. AlertNow is a notification system Hopatcong schools uses to keep parents informed. Contact the Hopatcong School District to sign up. Here are five things you need to know about AlertNow.
National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for Sussex County.
Take it slow, drivers. Hopatcong could be in for a mix of sleet, freezing rain and even snow, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter weather advisory for all of Sussex County through 9 a.m. Friday. Up to an inch of snow and a quarter-inch of ice could accumulate, the weather service said. Travel in elevated areas could become hazardous, the weather service said. "BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING," the weather service said in its winter weather advisory summary. Rain and snow were expected before 3 a.m. with sleet and lows around 35 degrees to follow, the weather service said. Skies are expected to clear around noon, the weather service said.