Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday PM: North Jersey Ice Event for Monday

Tomorrow will be a messy day overall. A area of low pressure is forcasted to move west of our area bringing with it snow (max of 1 in) changing to ice then to freezing rain. As the snow spreads into our area after 9 am, warm air will then move in aloft and cause the snow to change to sleet then freezing rain as the day progresses. Expect the precipitation to last until dusk, and although the roads will be treated there will still be slick spots on ramps and overpasses so be careful commuting home especially if you live anywhere north of I-78. Here is a timeline to help out with travel tomorrow...

9am: Snow spreads into the area light to moderate expect up to an inch in some spots

11am: Snow begins to change to sleet and freezing rain from southwest to northeast, some areas in north jersey around I-80 stay snow

2pm: Sleet and freezing rain will take over causing slick spots on roadways

4-6pm: Freezing rain changing to rain south of I-80 remaining freezing rain north of I-80...roads will be treated but I expect there to still be slick spots 

8-11pm: event ends with light freezing rain and rain.

Expect around a quarter inch of ice accumulation in northern counties and a little less to the south. 

Overall it is going to be a messy start to the work week, but temps will warm up significantly this week before turning cold again. February still looks to be a active month for winter weather.

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