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Basking Ridge Area & Region Braces For Predicted Snowstorm Arriving Late Monday Night

Snow that fell early in February in this area covered the ground and kept many residents (and definitely schoolchildren) home for the day. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The National Weather Service placed much of the state into a Winter Storm Warning as a potentially major storm is forecast to hit the area tomorrow night, possibly bringing more than a foot of snow to much of New Jersey.

National Weather Service prediction for Basking Ridge area

Sunday evening's forecast specific to Basking Ridge predicted a cold but clear Monday, with a daytime high of about 35 degrees. The snow, to be "heavy at times" is due to arrive at about 11 p.m. on Monday, giving time for most residents to arrive home and wrap up the day's business.

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The overnight prediction is for about 2 to 4 inches in this area, with possibility of snow set at 100 percent.

Storm gets going on Tuesday

The Weather Service prediction's for Tuesday during the day looks ahead at new snow accumulations of 9 to 13 inches possible, with the chance of precipitation also set at 100 percent. A daytime high of 30 degrees and a blustery north wind are on the way, according to the weather service. 

A chance of snow showers is predicted to last into Tuesday night in this area, with another 1 to 2 inches of snow possible, tapering off to scattered snow showers on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service's prediction for Basking Ridge.

As of early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly said that it was expecting a low-pressure system to develop off the coast of the Carolinas on Monday and track northeast to the Mid-Atlantic region by Tuesday.

The storm could develop into a major Nor’easter, bringing double-digit snowfall accumulations through late Monday night and all day on Tuesday, according to the forecast.

While the forecasts vary greatly, the most likely totals for the Central New Jersey region, including Somerset County, forecasts of about 8-18 inches of snow during the storm seem the most likely, according to officials.

High winds from 10-20 m.p.h., and gusts up to 35 m.p.h., could accompany the snow, on Tuesday, according to the forecast.

The NWS also warns that the heavy snow could also bring tree limbs down and cause widespread power outages in its wake.

Stay with for updates and information throughout the storm as events warrant.

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