EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for tonight until Noon on Thursday. Temperatures will stay below or near freezing, and the cold air will meet up with a system moving from west to east. Light snow will start in mid-evening and is expected to end by late morning on Thursday. This is a storm that will start and end mainly to the south of New Jersey, mainly Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. However, the outer fringes of the storm will reach as far north as parts of Central NJ. A second wave will come through later Thursday afternoon, but is not expected to add more than a dusting. Areas in Central New Jersey will see accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of a light powdery snow. Areas south of I-195 (Trenton to Ocean County) will likely see 2 to 4 inches, and areas south of Atlantic City to Camden will see perhaps as much as 3 to 5 inches. Driving will be treacherous, so exercise caution. Beware of black ice.
All eyes will then shift to a possible major coastal storm on Sunday, and yet another one on Tuesday. It is too soon to get a solid read on the track of either storm. Some models indicate a big storm, others are showing a path that could bring a mix of snow and ice. This is true for both systems and will require updates as we get closer to the weekend. The longer term is indicating that we are still not done with this conveyor belt, so stay tuned.