NJ Climate: As much as eight inches of snow is predicted on this week’s subsequent winter storm. On the newest on the time of the snowfall forecast.
As the rain hits New Jersey later that morning, forecasters turn their attention to another winter storm on Thursday that is expected to drop up to 8 inches of snow on parts of the state.
On Thursday morning it starts to snow and in the afternoon the state is flooded. Later, the snow turns into a wintry mix in most parts of New Jersey, with parts of the Jersey Shore and South Jersey turning into rain. The precipitation should move out by late Friday morning.
The weather service says that 2 to 3 inches will pile up in South Jersey, 4 to 6 inches will fall in Central Jersey, and 6 to 8 inches will pile up in North Jersey, although counties Bergen, Essex, and Hudson will be in the 4 through 6 Inches should stay tape.
Meanwhile, AccuWeather.com says the southern half of the state will get 1 to 3 inches and the northern half will end at 3 to 6 inches. A combination of winter rainfall is also pelting all of New Jersey, the private weather forecast company says.
In its morning forecasting discussion, the National Weather Service said the biggest questions about storms were how much accumulation the initial “blow” of snow would bring and how quickly the snow would turn into a mix of rain, snow, and sleet.
Temperatures in parts of the state northwest of the Interstate 95 corridor may not rise above freezing during the storm and will only result in frozen precipitation.
Meanwhile, an ice storm warning in Sussex County will remain in effect until 9 a.m., with likely two to four tenths of an ice accumulating, the National Weather Service said.
The rain elsewhere on Tuesday should break out by 9 a.m., paving the way for a cloudy day with relatively mild high temperatures in the 40s. Wednesday will be dry and sunny, but colder when temperatures hit the freezing point of 32 degrees.
After the next storm, the mid-Atlantic region will be less stormy by the end of February, according to AccuWeather.
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