Snow showers sweeping across New Jersey Thursday morning could lead to slick roads and tricky travel before temperatures rise ahead of what could be a stormy weekend.
The National Weather Service issued a Special weather statement for 15 New Jersey counties. early Thursday we could see some snow. The best chance to see a layer is in the northwestern counties, the weather service said.
“An area of light snow is moving into the region, with snow most likely northwest of Interstate 95,” the weather service said in the alert, which expires at 10 a.m.
While “significant snowfall is not expected,” the weather service warned drivers during the morning commute.
“With low air temperatures, many road surfaces are currently below freezing,” the weather service reported. “Any untreated surface can quickly become slippery with just a light dusting of snow when combined with rush hour traffic. “Morning commuters should use extreme caution if they encounter snow, especially if it begins to accumulate on the road surface.”
Light snow is expected to end by early afternoon as high temperatures reach the 40s under cloudy skies. Another cold night is forecast with temperatures once again falling into the 20s and 30s.
Warmer weather is expected Friday and Saturday ahead of a “potent storm system” that is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to New Jersey, the weather service said.
Some rain is possible Saturday night, but the worst of the storm will be Sunday, when high temperatures will be around 60 degrees and early rain will intensify into the evening, the weather service said in its forecast discussion. in the morning.
Some embedded storms are also possible.
Daytime wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph on Sunday will increase overnight with the arrival of a cold front to “widespread wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, perhaps locally higher, along with isolated flooding issues,” the report said. meteorologic service.
AccuWeather storm forecast Much of New Jersey is expected to experience maximum wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph.
Sunday night’s cold front will also bring temperatures back into the 40s. Some showers are likely to last into Monday morning, according to the weather service.
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