As winter storm clocks are in effect for most parts of New Jersey, meteorologists predict 8 inches of snow on Sunday in some parts of Garden State, warning that the trip could be treacherous.
But some snowfall forecasts – especially in coastal areas – have been reduced from previous forecasts.
The National Weather Service said heavy snowfall is expected in much of New Jersey, beginning at sunrise on Sunday, with heavy rainfall expected over central Jersey. Meteorologists said the snow, which is expected to blanket the state, could lead to dangerous travel conditions.
More snow is expected from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., when visibility could drop to a quarter of a mile and snowfall rates could reach an inch per hour, the Meteorological Service said.
As of Saturday morning, Winter storm warnings and advice were in effect for 15 districtsIncluding Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Clochester, Hudson, Hunterton, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Pasoic, Salem, Somerset and Union districts. Most clocks last until 7pm on Sundays.
A winter storm monitoring from the meteorological service means that conditions are “favorable” for severe weather over a large area.
The NWS reports that along the coast, snowfall depends on the timing and duration of the winter mix of snow and rain. As of Saturday morning, the exact location of the heavy snowfall is still uncertain, but up to 8 inches of snow is possible in a narrow strip of state.
According to the weather service at Holy Mount, heavy snowfall will accumulate around the I-95 sidewalk.
Winter rains are expected to first hit South Jersey in the Vinland area, heading north to areas including the Toms River at 3 a.m., then heading to central Jersey from 4 to 5 p.m.
Snow in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Pasaik and Union districts will begin shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Holy Mount.
The Weekend snowfall was not expected It will be as heavy as a winter storm earlier this week, covering the northern districts with 20 to 30 inches.
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