The National Weather Service out of Mount Holly issued a Winter Storm Warning for Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Mercer and Middlesex counties in New Jersey, as well as some portions of Pennsylvania.
The warning is in
effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday night to 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow, and from a tenth
to one quarter of an inch of ice. Snowfall is expected to begin around midnight
and mix with sleet before changing to freezing rain. Finally, the freezing rain
is expected to become plain rain around mid-morning Wednesday, with
precipitation tapering off Wednesday afternoon.
Drivers should expect hazardous conditions during their morning commute, as the roads are expected to be covered with snow and slush. The National Weather Service also warns the possibility of ice piled on top of snow may cause tree limbs to collapse and power lines to fall, resulting in possible power outages.
The temperature is expected to be in the 30s tonight and early Wednesday morning. Wind gusts of up to 20 miles an hour are expected.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Ocean, Monmouth, Cape May and Atlantic counties until 3 a.m., with precipitation beginning at any point between 9 p.m. and midnight. Road conditions are not expected to be hazardous, but roads may be slippery.
Residents of these counties are advised to take caution when
traveling outside county borders.
It is the second time in three days the state is expecting
severe weather conditions. Some areas were hit with nearly 10 inches of snow in
that storm, while others saw no more than 4 or no accumulation at all.
Code blues have been declared in numerous towns, and in Middlesex County, the New Brunswick Parking Authority directed residents to park in “Snow Designated Facilities.”