February 2, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Updated at 8:20 a.m.
UNION COUNTY, NJ - The turning of the calendar from January to February is not yet about to afford local residents the break they might have hoped for from the brutal winter weather.
Union County is under a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday for heavy snow that is forecast to accumulate between 5 and 8 inches.
A mix of light rain and snow will change over to all snow at around daybreak. The heaviest snow may be during the late morning and afternoon hours. Visibility could be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less at times, and snow-covered roadways will create hazardous travel conditions.
Virtually all schools across Union County are closed Monday, and area schools are facing another possible schedule interruption on Wednesday. In addition to Monday's Winter Storm Warning, the National Weather Service already has backed that alert up with an additional Winter Storm Watch for snow and ice Tuesday night into Wednesday, when 2 to 4 more inches of snow, as well as one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch of ice could accumulate on top of what falls on Monday.