Freezing rain and icy forecasts prompt weather alerts for four New Jersey counties

Freezing rain and icy forecasts prompt weather alerts for four New Jersey counties

NEW JERSEY – Winter weather warnings have been issued for four New Jersey counties ahead of a storm set to bring freezing rain, icy and dangerous consequences to motorists in the Garden State.

A west-to-east storm system will move into the state on Tuesday, bringing rain to the westernmost counties starting around 9 a.m. Although temperatures are expected to be in the 30s to 40s, North Jersey will still be at risk for freezing rain Tuesday afternoon.

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“A separate area of ​​light rain will move across the entire area from the south late tonight,” the National Weather Service said. “Temperatures could be extremely cold due to intermittent freezing rain as far south as the Philadelphia suburbs.”

As of 10 a.m., four New Jersey counties are currently under a winter weather warning, the weather agency said. These counties are: Morris, Sussex, Passaic, and Bergen counties.

The National Weather Service had not issued any flood advisories or warnings as of Tuesday morning, which is consistent with Weather Underground’s forecast of a half-inch or less of rain accumulating daily from Wednesday through Sunday.

AccuWeather meteorologists noted that the biggest concern this week will be for travelers in the Northeast, where any moisture from fog or rain could cause sheets of clear ice to form.

“The icy mixture could lead to slippery roads and sidewalks, travel disruption and power outages across the region,” AccuWeather meteorologists wrote.

AccuWeather added that fog could also reach ground stops and cause flight delays and cancellations at major airports across the region.

Garden State residents can expect warmer temperatures in the 40s and 50s, respectively, on Wednesday and Thursday, along with more rain. Precipitation should taper off by Friday morning, just in time for high temperatures to approach 60 degrees, forecasters said.

Here are the latest forecasts according to the National Meteorological Directorate:

North Jersey

Tuesday: A chance of rain before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of light rain after 4 p.m. Cloudy with a high temperature approaching 35. Winds are light and variable. The probability of rain is 50%.

Tuesday Night: Rain, snow and sleet possible, possibly mixed with sleet before 1 a.m. Then snow, sleet and sleet possible between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Then a slight chance of rain, snow and sleet after 4 a.m. Cloudy in the morning, low around 32. Light easterly wind. The probability of rain is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulations of less than half an inch are possible.

Wednesday: A weak chance of rain and snow before 7 a.m., then a chance of rain. Cloudy with a high temperature approaching 38. Light southeasterly winds. The probability of rain is 50%.

Wednesday Night: Rain likely, especially after 1 a.m., cloudy, with a low around 36 degrees. Winds are calm, becoming southwesterly, at speeds of about 5 mph after midnight. The probability of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

Thursday: rain. High near 48. Light southwesterly wind. The probability of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts are likely between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

Thursday night: rain. Low is around 44. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

Central Jersey

Tuesday: Cloudy, with a high near 42. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Occasional light rain, especially after 4 a.m., low around 33. East wind around 5 mph. The probability of rain is 80%. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Wednesday: Occasional light rain before 1pm, and showers likely after 1pm, winding down to around 43. South winds around 5 mph. The probability of rain is 80%. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Wednesday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 1 a.m., cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. The probability of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts are likely between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

Thursday: rain. High near 53. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. The probability of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

Thursday Night: Rain, especially after 1 a.m., with a low around 46. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

South Jersey

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: A chance of freezing rain before midnight, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between midnight and 2 a.m., then a chance of rain after 2 a.m. Increasing clouds, low around 31. Winds calm becoming easterly around 5 mph. The probability of rain is 50%. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Wednesday: Light rain every now and then. High near 48. South wind 5 to 10 mph. The probability of rain is 80%. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Wednesday night: Chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 10 to 15 mph. The probability of rain is 50%. The possibility of new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Thursday: rain. High near 58. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. The probability of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

Thursday Night: Rain, especially after 1 a.m., with a low around 49. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

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