BIG Nor’Easter To Hit New Jersey Next Week

New Jersey is bracing for a potentially significant winter storm this week, as a strong nor’easter moves in from the south. A winter storm watch has been issued for certain areas of the state, with the potential for heavy snow and strong winds.

The National Weather Service has warned that the storm could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to parts of New Jersey, with the heaviest snowfall expected to occur in Carbon and Monroe counties (PA) and Sussex county (NJ).

BIG Nor'Easter To Hit New Jersey Next Week

BIG Nor’Easter To Hit New Jersey Next Week

Snow develops tonight across the southern Poconos and far NW NJ. Light accumulation is possible into Monday morning. Snow changes to rain for all but the highest elevations Monday afternoon and evening. Rain changes back to snow Monday night continues through Tuesday and may be heavy sometimes.

Rain develops tonight and continues through Monday night elsewhere. A period of snow is likely for the I-78 and I-80 corridors of northern NJ on Tuesday.

The data this time only shows rain for Southern New Jersey.

NW winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with 40 to 50 mph gusts on Tuesday and will continue through Tuesday night. Winds will be slightly lower on Wednesday.

Gale force winds of 35 to 45 kt are likely on Atlantic coastal waters and Delaware Bay Tuesday through Wednesday. Storm-force winds are possible Tuesday night

The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, which could lead to hazardous road conditions and power outages. In addition to the snow, there is also the potential for strong winds, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour possible along the coast.

Also see: Public Hearing on New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm

Minor coastal flooding is possible along the NJ and DE coasts and into DE Bay Monday night through Tuesday morning.

One thing that makes this storm different than others is that it will hang around for several days. The effects of the storm will be around through Wednesday morning.

Be sure to bring in anything that will fly away during the high winds.