N.J. weather: Up to 6 inches of snow in forecast. Latest update on winter storm timing for Wednesday. – NJ.com
By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Posted February 19, 2019 at 07:18 AM | Updated February 19, 2019 at 07:47 AM
The latest update from the National Weather Service for the winter storm expected to hit New Jersey on Wednesday now calls 3 to 5 inches for half the state and up to 6 inches in some spots. The weather forecast issued Tuesday morning calls for the entire state to get at least an inch of snow, making for a rough travel on the roads.
While the snowfall totals aren’t staggering, the timing could be rough for commuters Wednesday evening. The ride to work should be fine as snow will start moving south to north across New Jersey around 10 a.m. and is expected to push into areas around I-80 by about 1 p.m., the National Weather Service said in its Tuesday morning forecast discussion. Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties could see some flakes falling as early as 7 a.m.
But the commute home could be problematic as snow continues through the evening rush and could turn into a wintry mix for some.
A winter storm watch for will be in effect beginning Wednesday morning until Wednesday night for mainly the western half of the state, where snowfall totals are expected to be highest. Those counties include Salem, Gloucester, Camden, northwestern Burlington, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Sussex, Warren and Morris.
Ice won’t be much of a factor with this storm for most with just a few hundredths of an inch are expected in northwestern counties.