SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued four different weather advisories for South Plainfield and Middlesex County. The advisories are for a winter storm that is barreling up the east coast with damaging winds and torrential rains.
Middlesex County is under a storm warning, high wind warning, fog warning and a coastal flood warning. The high wind warning has been issued because the upcoming nor’easter is expected to have sustained winds of 30-40 miles per hour with wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. The strongest winds are expected to be during the day on Monday. The high wind warning is from 3:00am Monday until 9:00pm Monday evening.
The timing of the storm is eerily reminiscent of last year’s blizzard which dumped 23 inches of snow in South Plainfield on January 23rd – January 24th. This year, however, temperatures and the storm track have meteorologist predicting a high wind rain event.
The winds are expected to cause significant power outages due to downed tree limbs and powerlines. TAPinto South Plainfield will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates when they are made available.