STORM WATCH: Tracking potential snow, rain event for Wednesday
Storm Watch Team meteorologists are tracking a potential snow and rain event that will impact the Wednesday morning commute.
Meteorologist Dave Curren says the snow will arrive early Wednesday and should only stick on to colder surfaces.
Tuesday’s overnight hours will see cloudy skies with periods of rain overnight. Temperatures will cool into the low-40s.
The rain is expected to turn into snow and sleet around 7 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to last through the afternoon. Curren says that the snow is not expected to stick to roads and walkways. Areas of New Jersey around Interstate 80 and north could see up to 3 inches of snow. Areas of the state around Interstate 78 and north should only see around 1 inch of snow.
Curren says that the southern half of the state is only expected to see rain. The Wednesday morning commute will be wet, but the precipitation should not have a major impact on travel, although visibility may be slightly reduced. Daytime highs should be around 39 degrees.
The precipitation should end by the evening, followed by mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures should dip slightly to around 34 degrees.
Thursday will see temperatures warm slightly to the low-50s, under mainly cloudy skies. The skies should clear a bit overnight, with temperatures dropping to the low-30s.
Rain is expected to return on Saturday. The weather system is expected to bring in a cold front, which could turn the rain into some snow by Saturday afternoon.