Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday night weather update for NJ metro
Latest post: 11:40pm -- 2/3/2014
After a snowy Monday -- we will enjoy a quick break in the stormy weather ...
Tonight is expected to be mainly clear -- with lows in the mid- teens on Long Island, and in northwestern New Jersey, to the lower and mid- 20s for the rest of the Garden state and New York City.
Tuesday will feature partly sunny skies, with highs in the lower to mid- 30s.
*** A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK CITY, AND LONG ISLAND FROM 1AM WEDNESDAY TO 5PM WEDNESDAY ***
Precipitation arrives between midnight and 1am Wednesday... in the form of snow... and continues as snow until around 4am for southern NJ, 5am for central NJ NYC and Long Island, and until 9am for northern and northwestern parts of the Garden state.
Accumulations will range from 1 - 2 inches for southern NJ, 2 - 4 inches for central NJ, NYC and Long Island, to 3 - 5 inches for northern and northwestern sections of the Garden state.
** Freezing rain looks to be a moderate concern especially for west/central and northern NJ, NYC, and western Long Island (Nassau county). **
Two - three hours of freezing rain is possible, mainly from 9am - noon for the above-mentioned areas.
This can cause power outages.
A change to plain rain is forecast for most to all areas between 11am -- 1pm.
Rain may end as snow again between 2 - 3pm for central and northern New Jersey/ NYC and Long Island.
Highs on Wednesday will range from the lower to mod- 30s up north, to the lower 40s in southern New Jersey.
This is a very complex storm, with snow amounts and precipitation types/timing...
I will try to pinpoint these details better as more data arrives on Tuesday.
Prepare for delays and difficult travel on Wednesday, both into work, and on your way home...
The storm leaves late Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, to begin the weekend, return to dry weather, with cold temperatures. Highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Lows drop into the teens to around 20 degrees.
Rain or snow is possible later Sunday into Monday.
More details on this potential storm in the coming days.