Light Snow Possible Across our Area For Thursday’s Commute
We’re looking at another possible round of wintry weather Thursday morning.
Townsquare New Jersey’s meteorologist Dan Zarrow says it’s “a complicated forecast,” that could lead to “potentially challenging travel conditions.”
“I'm thinking showers will spread into the Garden State starting around 8 a.m. Thursday,” Zarrow explained Thursday morning. “With temps still around the freezing mark at that point, initial precipitation will likely be snow. There could be visibility concerns during the last part of the morning rush hour.”
Temperatures will pretty quickly moderate on Thursday, according to forecasts. In fact, the National Weather Service says we'll have a high temperature near 40 degrees in our area. So any snow will change over to plain rain as temperatures moderate. There could be a quick coating of snow (and slippery spots) on untreated surfaces.
The best chance for ice/snow accumulations is north of our area, they say. If your work commute takes you north of Interstate 78 and west of Interstate 287, you’ll want to be prepared for some more accumulation.
“Is this a major winter storm? No way,” Dan explained. However, driving could become difficult in North Jersey, but Dan thinks we’ll mostly be OK.
Rain (which will be pretty heavy) will roll into the area on Saturday, but temperatures will at least be into the 50s by that point.
Of course, we’ll cool down again by Sunday, forecasters say.