Here we snow again.
Northern New Jersey is about to get slammed with what weather experts are calling a 24-hour event from Wednesday night into Thursday night, and could leave behind as much as a foot of snow and ice.
Deemed the first “classic” coastal storm of the year by meteorologist Rob Reale at Weather Works in Hackettstown, snowfall will begin around midnight Wednesday into Thursday. Motorists looking to hit the roads for work Thursday morning will be greeted by one- to two-inches of snow on the pavement with more to come, Reale said.
As Thursday morning progresses, snowfall totals will reach anywhere between three and six inches, and then turn over to ice and freezing rain in the afternoon, Reale said.
It won’t end there, though. Once the wetter precipitation stops, more snow is expected for the evening commute Thursday, and won’t end until midnight.
“Driving conditions are going to be nasty,” Reale said. “There’ll be high winds, coastal flooding, and plenty of precipitation. It’s definitely going to be a pretty big mess.”
While the details of the storm’s track are still fuzzy,
Reale said, residents in northern New Jersey can expect anywhere between 6
and 12 inches of snow when the storm wraps up.