EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Weather Update for both storms for our Central NJ area: There is a growing consensus as to the situation for both storms. As far as tonight’s (Thursday night/Friday) storm, it seems very clear that it will best be described as pure slop. Flurries will begin during the middle of the evening, then snowing “somewhat” steadier during the overnight hours. The snow will change to a mix of snow and rain by morning for a short time. It is likely going to produce perhaps up to an inch of sleety slop (technical term). It does not appear that more will come out ofd this storm, however, there is a good possibility of an icy coat during the early morning hours. Expect roads to be very treacherous during this time, so all town’s drivers should exercise extreme caution during these hours.
As far as the weekend storm is concerned, much will be determined by the timing of the deep freeze that is forecast to occur on Sunday. The setup remains the same, with periods of snow beginning on Saturday evening, around sunset. Then changing to rain during a portion of the overnight, before changing to ice and snow during Sunday. Snow accumulations appear to be about 2 inches, but the potential is there for more depending on when the temperature drops. The weekend storm will most certainly bring with it some serious icing conditions, and the period of freezing rain may be long enough to produce up to a quarter of an inch of ice. Roads will most surely be terrible on Sunday, and residents should exercise extreme caution if needing to drive.
Behind these storms will be a couple of frigid days, and a possibility of a similar storm on Thursday.
TAPinto East Brunswick, Milltown-Spotswood, and South Brunswick will be updating throughout the weekend as needed.