SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though initially predicted that less than one inch of snow would fall on Monday, Jan. 26, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the areas of Northern New Jersey and north through the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
A Winter Storm Watch reflects a possibility for significant snow, sleet or ice during the predicted weather event that could make travel difficult.
The new weather model predicts up to 16 inches of accumulation for the area by the end of the storm.
According to Weather Underground now is expected to begin on Monday morning, with one to three inches possible accumulation. The chance of snow is 60 percent. When Monday evening rolls in, the greater half of Monday’s storm is expected, with accumulations predicted at five to eight inches and the potential of snow at 90 percent.
The winter storm is currently predicted to continue through Tuesday morning, with accumulations of about three to five inches and the chance of snow at 90 percent again. By Tuesday night, skies will be cloudy with temperatures at a low of 9 degrees. Sunny skies will return by Wednesday, with temperatures expected at a high of 24.
Another round of snow is predicted for Thursday, later in the day, with accumulations at less than one inch and Thursday night, between one to three inches. On Friday, per Weather Underground, another inch of snow may be possible during the day, with precipitation clearing out for the evening. On Saturday, sunny temperatures return, with the high temperature at 20 degrees.
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