New Jersey Weather: Here’s the latest news on the tough storm that can hit us with up to 18 inches of snow

It can pack two snowstorms Early season punch In northern and central parts of New Jersey this week, meteorologists said.

The storms will hit on Monday and Wednesday, with the possibility of more than a foot of snow falling during the second storm.

It’s been a few years since New Jersey experienced a storm that could bring in that much snow, Patrick O’Hara, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, told NJ Advance Media Sunday morning. “It wasn’t that bad in a while,” he said.

The Weather Service will release its first snow forecast for Wednesday’s storm Monday morning, however AccuWeather You’re already expecting up to 18 inches for the northern part of the state, with totals gradually shrinking southward.

Starting on Saturday night, meteorologists expect 12 to 18 inches of snow in North Jersey, 6 to 12 inches of snow in central Jersey, and 3 to 6 inches of snow in the state’s southwest counties. The southeastern part of the state is likely to witness mostly rain.

This could be more snow than some parts of New Jersey have experienced in the entire 2019-2020 season. Parts of central Jersey That was less than 10 inches tall Last winter’s total is expected to be 6 to 12 inches on Wednesday.

The exact totals depend on the path of the storm, which remains highly uncertain, the NWS says.

Two winter storms are set to hit New Jersey this week. The effects of Monday’s storm are likely to be limited, but Wednesday’s storm could be significant.National Weather Service

Areas north and west of I-95 will see the highest total snow, the Weather Service says, and the impact could be significant, including blackouts.

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“As for Wednesday’s storm, the combination of high winds, great snow, and high moisture content of snow is likely to cause a blackout and is likely to affect afternoon commutes at least,” the weather service said.

O’Hara said that if snow is at the highest end of the predictions and the nights remain cold, then snow can still be present on White Christmas.

Monday morning’s storm will be moderate, with less than two inches of snow across northwestern New Jersey. If temperatures get cold enough, areas near I-95 will likely experience measurable snowfall.

Projections indicate that afternoon travel will likely be affected, but impacts will be limited.

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