NEW JERSEY – For those waiting for the big snowstorm, the wait will need to continue. Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much inclination to develop into a bigger deal.
The first system is a quick and light nuisance that is following a path from the Northwest, down through California and the desert areas as rain, then through the Midwest and into the Ohio Valley as a slightly stronger storm than it will be by the time it arrives in our area.
Traveling from west to east through our area from late Monday night through Tuesday late in the day, one can draw a line straight across I-195 to determine what you'll see in your area. South of it will be a mix of snow, sleet, and rain for the most part, with a change to all snow at its tail end. North of I-195 will be mostly light snow, with a possible change to sleet for a time on Tuesday.
The likelihood is for an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, with the higher amounts in the northern regions (for example, Sparta), and less if you are further south. The farther west locations will start and end earlier, and eastern towns will be last to see precipitation.
Roads will become extremely slick with freezing rain, sleet, and snow making driving from very early Tuesday morning through midday Tuesday afternoon will be treacherous.
A significant coastal storm may still develop late on Thursday into Friday morning, especially in the southern sections of New Jersey.
Temperatures will stay cold.
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