Coastal storm to bring heavy rain, wintry weather to NJ this week
A powerful coastal storm, also known as a nor'easter, is taking shape along the Atlantic coast. This storm will have prolonged impacts on New Jersey, beginning Monday evening and lasting through Wednesday.
Here is a rundown of the expected weather impacts:
- Temperatures for most of the state will hover above the freezing mark, in the 40s, during the peak of the storm on Tuesday.
- For most of the state, this will be a heavy rain event. Rainfall totals over 2 inches will be possible. A Flood Watch has been issued for part of New Jersey.
In North Jersey - Sussex, Warren, Morris, and Passaic counties - the air will likely be cold enough both at the surface and far up in the atmosphere to sustain a period of accumulating snow and ice. In this area, 2 to 4 inches will be possible.
Typical of winter storms in New Jersey, this is a dynamic, ever-changing forecast. If temperatures turn just a few degrees colder than currently expected, for instance, the rain/snow forecast would be drastically different. Stay tuned to New Jersey 101.5 on-air and online for the latest, most accurate weather information.
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