SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s hard to believe after a sunny day with unseasonable highs in the mid-60s, that up to a foot of snow may be on the ground tomorrow, but that’s what officials are saying.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region through 4 p.m. Thursday

The storm is expected to begin late Wednesday night with rain eventually turning over to sleet and a heavy, wet snow by morning that could dump up to a foot throughout eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.

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Forecasters say the snow could fall at around 1-3 inches per hour at the peak of the storm during Thursday’s morning commute.

Also, winds with gusts of up to 35 m.p.h. could make for not only hazardous travel, but power outages created by falling tree limbs and power lines laden with heavy, wet snow, officials said.

South Plainfield Public Schools have been closed and the South Plainfield Senior Center is closed.

The Borough issued both a Nixle Alert and an emergency notification system call requesting residents to remove vehicles from the road and directing them to the Borough website and ordinance #2026                which prohibits parking on Borough roadways when covered by snow. Recycling in South Plainfield section #9 is also cancelled and will be picked up on Saturday.