Somerset County: Region Braces For Possible Late Winter Storm

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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.

As of 3:08 a.m. Sunday morning, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly said that it is expecting a low-pressure system to develop off the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow 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.

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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 The BReeze for updates and information throughout the storm as events warrant.

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