New Jersey Gets a Taste of Winter With Cold, Nor’easter
New Jersey is about to get an early taste of winter in the form of a cold blast and then a possible Nor'easter just in time for Thanksgiving travel.
A cold front will pass through New Jersey on Saturday night and bring the coldest temperatures of the season to the entire state with a gusty northwest wind up to 40 MPH .Temperatures will of the 30s on Sunday meaning the wind chill will be in the single digits and teens.
The normal high for this time of year is around 50 degrees in New Jersey.
Temperatures will moderate into the 40s on Tuesday when the effects of a possible nor'easter will begin to be felt here as travel begins for Thanksgiving. For New Jersey the storm may have heavy rain, strong winds out of the east, flooding in poor drainage areas, coastal flooding and even some snow according to a National Weather Service briefing package issued in advance of the storm.
As it looks now rain would begin falling on Tuesday night from the fast moving storm and continue all day on Wednesday before completely clearing out on Thursday.
The type of precipitation and where it falls all depends on the track of the storm which is too early to predict this far in advance.The farther to the west the storm tracks, the better chance at snow especially in higher elevations well inland.
The storm will affect those traveling away from New Jersey. The rain starts on Wednesday night in eastern New England and continues into Thursday with possible snow in the interior areas. Forecasters in the Washington area are uncertain of how the storm will affect that area.
Text WEATHER to 89000 for advisories and the latest on the storm as it develops.
- Hurricane's Blog: Thanksgiving Week Nor'easter / NBC Philadelphia