PARSIPPANY, NJ - According to WeatherReMarks, the heavy ice stuck to trees may cause power outages in our area.

Many of the trees are caked in ice in central and northern counties in NJ/NY/CT. Numerous branches and trees are randomly falling from the increasing weight. With temperatures staying in the low 30s, falling below freezing over night and not climbing above the low 30s tomorrow, this could be a problem.

While all precipitation ends sometime this evening, more concerning is a pickup in winds later this evening (gusting to 20-30mph) and especially tomorrow into Thursday (gusting up to 30-40mph) with the approaching arctic blast. This has the potential to cause many power outages in the central and northern suburbs.

The timing is horrible given the arrival of the coldest temps of the season Wednesday night (teens to single digits) into Thursday (highs only in mid 20s) per my post yesterday. Charge your phones and be careful where you park your cars around trees. Also, and be extra alert when driving.