Monday, March 4, 2013
Mix of rain and snow expected
The forecast for the middle of the week is filled with question marks as the National Weather Service tracks a storm that could bring a variety of precipitation to our area. Prior to the storm the forecast looks bright for today and tomorrow. The high for today is expected to be around 41 with winds near 21 MPH before a low of 26 tonight. Tomorrow looks to be a little warmer with a high near 47 on a mostly sunny day. Tuesday night is when the forecast begins to change as there is a chance of rain before 5 a.m. that could turn to snow for a few hours before sunrise. As of Sunday afternoon, the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday for most of our area is expected to get less than half an inch of precipitation. The low temperature for …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Forecast shows a break from snow early on
Washington's Birthday may have been chilly and sunny, but Tuesday looks to be rainy but warm. The high temperature for Tuesday is expected to be around 52 degrees before a low of 29 at night but there is no snow in the forecast for much of the area. There is expected to be less than half an inch of precipitation during the day and night. Once the rain clears on Wednesday the temperature is predicted to set at a high near 40 before a low of 22 on an otherwise breezy day. Thursday looks to be much of the same with a high near 37 and a low near 23. A possible storm at the end of the week could bring rain or snow on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of precipitation both days with highs in the 40's and …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Storm's track becoming clearer as it approaches
The National Weather Service has upgraded the forecast for tomorrow's predicted storm from a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning as of Thursday afternoon. The storm will affect most of our area the hardest from Friday night through Saturday morning. Depending on the track of the storm there could be snow accumulation of anywhere from 6 to 10 inches as well as "possibly a trace of ice,' according to the warning. There may be some snow on Friday morning that is expected to shift temporarily to rain before the full force of the snow is expected to arrive into Friday evening. As much as one or two inches of snow could fall per hour with winds upwards of 40 MPH making for more hazardous conditions. There is also a chance for a …
The watch begins 3 pm on Friday, with snow falling during the evening at a rate of one to two inches an hour.
4 PM UPDATE: A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches. Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall. Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range. --------------- It's still early, but the preliminary forecasts of snow from what could be the Big Storm of 2013 are in the five to ten inch range, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Total snowfall depends on track of the storm
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm watch for much of the local area as a potentially powerful storm makes its way up the east coast. According to the watch the storm will likely develop near the Carolinas tomorrow and work its way to our area through Friday night. The storm will likely bring a mix of potentially heavy snow, sleet and rain as it moves on its path. The amount of snow could vary depending on the track and speed of the storm but the most recent forecast predicts between 5 and 10 inches. The heaviest snow will likely fall in northwestern New Jersey and into the Poconos according to the watch. Our area should start to see the snow Friday morning before mixing with the sleet and rain Friday night into …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Take heed of some wicked weather on the way.
The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a dense fog alert for this morning, and some high winds for today through tomorrow. The dense fog advisory is in effect until 8 am this morning with visibility ranging less than one-quarter of a mile. In addition, the NWS is warning that a powerful storm developing in the Great Lakes region will play havoc with Central New Jersey's weather tonight through Thursday. The high wind warning is in effect from 7 pm tonight through 4 am tomorrow. Winds are expected to range from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph. The winds will precede an expected cold front that will send temperatures plummeting.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Cold temperatures to last through the weekend
The powerful storm that was expected to hit our area starting tomorrow looks to have weakened and the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting much less snowfall to cover our area. According to the most recent predictions from the NWS the storm is expected to arrive Friday afternoon and go through Friday night but there should only be a maximum of four inches falling on the ground. Many areas may see only an inch of snow or less depending on where they are in the path of the storm. The snowfall may not be as bad as what was originally predicted but the temperatures over the next few days will remain at or below the freezing mark. Starting tomorrow the high is expected to be around 25 before dropping down near 19 degrees tomorrow …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunny and warm forecast predicted
The light dusting of snow that fell over the area early Saturday morning could be the only precipitation we see this week, according to the National Weather Service. This week looks to be a lot of sunshine and warm days with chilly nights in between. The high temperature for today looks to be around 44 degrees before dropping down to 27. Tuesday's forecast is much of the same with a high of 45 before a low of 28 tomorrow night. The middle of the week has the warmest predicted high so far with a high of 52 on a mostly sunny day before dropping back to 31 degrees on Wednesday night. Thursday the high will fall back to near 46 degrees with a low of 35 in the evening. The National Weather Service also predicts a 40 percent chance of rain …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The central New Jersey area may receive a few inches of snow tomorrow.
We're in for snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday for central and northern New Jersey. They are predicting snowfall starting here by mid-morning and continuing to as late as 7 pm, which they say may dump up from 2 to 4 inches in the area. A winter weather advisory means that the snow may cause travel problems, particularly on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up before regular road surfaces. Temperatures should be from the upper 20s to below freezing, the NWS advised, with visibility reduced to about half a mile at times during the snowfall.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Up to two inches of rain possible, stream and river flooding expected.
The weather didn't exactly provide a white Christmas, but the final days of 2012 are expected to bring a quite a bit of precipitation to the region. A flood watch and high wind advisory has been issued for the area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS). Today will bring a high of 44 degrees before dipping down to around 29 tonight. Wednesday evening could bring a mix of rain and snow to our area. Up to two inches of rain is expected, which combined with recent heavy rain could overflow areas vulnerable to stream and river flooding. Roadways susceptible to flooding are expected to become affected late Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. A wind advisory is in effect starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday …