New Jersey Christmas Week Weather Storm Update
Christmas travel plans may be disrupted in New Jersey due to a forecasted storm bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The storm is expected to hit the region on Christmas Eve and continue through Christmas Day, potentially causing delays and disruptions for those traveling by air, road, or rail.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather warning for much of the state, warning of the potential for moderate to locally heavy rainfall and minor coastal flooding. Strong winds are also expected, with gusts potentially reaching up to 50 mph. These conditions could lead to power outages, tree damage, and hazardous travel conditions.
Thursday expect rain and wind overnight. In the Poconos, there could be some minor snow accumulations. On Friday we will see very strong southerly winds above 45mph. A strong cold front will cause temperatures to go from the 50s to the low 30s overnight. Christmas eve will see wind chills in the teens and hold over through Christmas day.
Those planning to travel by car should exercise caution and allow extra time for their journeys.
Drivers should reduce their speed, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and be prepared for possible road closures due to flooding or debris. It is also a good idea to have an emergency kit in your vehicle, including blankets, water, snacks, a flashlight, and a charged phone.
For those flying, it is important to check with your airline for any updates or changes to your flight schedule. You may want to consider adjusting your travel plans if possible. It is also advisable to arrive at the airport early and allow extra time for potential delays.
For those taking the train, Amtrak has announced that they will be running a modified schedule on Christmas Day due to the storm. Passengers should check with Amtrak for updates and allow extra time for their journeys.
Overall, it looks like Christmas travel in New Jersey will be impacted by this nasty rain and wind storm. Those planning to travel should exercise caution, allow extra time for their journeys, and be prepared for possible delays and disruptions.
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