NJ Weather: Slight drop in forecast for snowfall, parts of the state may see 18 inches. Latest update on winter storm.


A major winter storm is expected to arrive in New Jersey, with forecasters predicting how much snowfall could occur in parts of the state on Wednesday. But some walls can still be found in some areas.

Parts of National New Jersey were estimated to receive 18 to 24 inches, which is now estimated to receive 8 to 12 inches of snow according to a National Weather Service hurricane briefing released at 6 pm Tuesday.

According to the forecast, the heaviest snow is expected near the I-95 corridor and in areas to the north and west. According to the forecast, 12 to 18 inches of snow can still be seen in those parts of the state.

A weather service briefing stated that snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches per hour from Wednesday to late Wednesday night, which could lead to decreased visibility and potentially affected travel.

This graphic depicts the main threats as of Wednesday’s snowfall and expected time.National Weather Service

Meanwhile, South Jersey saw no decrease in snow accumulation. Forecasters say the storm’s center is likely to move closer to the Jersey Shore, as they had previously expected, so more warm air from the ocean will be pushed inside. This would cause more snow than rain in southern New Jersey and coastal areas. .

Still snow and strong winds are expected in the region. And forecasters say a possible mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain – particularly between Interstate 78 and the I-95/295 corridors – increases the risk of slick roads.

Snow may fall in Central Jersey from 4 to 5 pm and in the north around 6 to 7 pm.

“As you move towards New Brunswick, we’re seeing an opening time between 2pm and 5pm and then, if you move toward the New York (state) border, maybe an hour or two later. Happens, so it’s usually mid-late to a good location in the state, “Sean Roland of WeatherWorks, a private forecasting company based in Warren County, told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday morning. Winter can start around

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The National Weather Service says moderate flooding is possible Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.National Weather Service

The state’s Transport Department on Wednesday issued a “Winter Weather Congestion Alert” based on the impending storm and urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.

The department said in a statement, “For NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners, motorists are encouraged to clean the roads to safely and efficiently clean the highways of snow, so we can clean the roads Huh.”

The forecast also calls for some flooding and wind. Coastal areas can be seen at speeds of 45 to 60 mph.

He said, ‘This may cause loss of power. Inland said snow flashes could go as high as 30 to 40 mph, which could reduce snow visibility.

Forecasters said moderate coastal flooding is also possible Wednesday evening and Thursday morning during high tides along the Atlantic Ocean and lower Delaware Bay.

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This graphic illustrates the greatest dangers posed by Wednesday’s snowfall.National Weather Service

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NJ Advance Media staff writers Jeff Goldman, Katie Kosch and Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.

Noah Cohen Can be reached [email protected].

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