MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Update 1PM - Phase Three of the post-Thanksgiving storm is well underway. Models came together and are showing the storm to be a bit colder aloft than originally forecast. This means higher snow totals than first predicted, and a later conclusion to the storm, now forecast to end near sunrise Tuesday morning. Weather.com reports as of 1PM "the weather is cloudy with snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches."
In Holmdel, the schools district announced that after school activities are canceled including the awards ceremony scheduled for this evening and recreational sports practices that utilize the schools.
Holmdel Township posted a notice about signage in town prohibiting parking on certain streets when covered with snow. They remind residents that snow "parking restrictions will remain in effect for a period of twelve hours after the snowfall has ceased, and is subject to extension by the Township Administrator, Chief of Police, or Director of Public Works in the event snow removal has not been completed during that time period. Any unoccupied vehicle is subject to removal, with the owner being responsible for the costs of removal and storage." You can view their notices HERE
For commuters the final accumulation totals are looking as follows:
South of I-195 and the extreme coastal areas: Freezing rain changing to snow in the late morning, accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.
Between I-195 and I-78: Significant snow from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Expect 3 to 6 inches in southern areas (Trenton and South Brunswick), 4-8 inches in Middlesex and South Somerset Counties.
Between I-78 and I-80: Significant snow throughout Monday into Tuesday mid-morning. 6-10 inches likely
North of I-80 and areas north and west of I-287: Significant snow throughout Monday into Tuesday mid-Morning. Expect 8-12 inches, possibly higher in high elevations. 12-18 inches in far Northwest NJ.
Travel may be extremely treacherous throughout the day on Monday and into Tuesday. Use extreme caution when driving.