MORRISTOWN, NJ- A wind advisory remains in effect until 7pm this evening. The Office of Emergency Managament is anticipating Northeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts up to 55mph. The Forecast data suggests that the strongest winds are expected to occur from late this morning through early this evening. It is possible that the strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines which may result in isolated power outages.
In addition to the strong winds and heavy rain,the area may see a wintry mix scenario, stated weather authorities. Drizzle and spotty rain showers are possible this morning, giving way to steadier rain with the possibility of some sleet mixing in this afternoon. The heaviest rain will fall this evening with the possibility of additional sleet. A coating of 1.0" of sleet is possible, with the best chance for a coating of 1.0" towards and north of I-80, said the weather authority.
The main threat will end by 1AM - 4AM Tuesday morning, with lighter rain and occasionally mixed showers still possible through the day on Tuesday on the tail-end of the storm.
If you experience an outage due to the weather, please report it using one of the following methods:
• Text OUT to 544487...
• Online at www.jcp-l.com
• Use the JCP&L smartphone app (iPhone and Android)
• Via the "Report an Outage" tab here on Facebook (http://statictab.com/h8vmadi from a mobile device)
• Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)
Stay clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live and dangerous. Report downed lines immediately to 888-544-4877.