SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though the First Day of Spring is planned to arrive at 6:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 20, winter weather is forecasted to arrive before that.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Sussex, Morris and Warren Counties in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania’s Berks County, the Lehigh Valley area and the Poconos, beginning at 5 a.m. and through 8 p.m. EDT.
A Winter Weather Advisory can bring on periods of snow that can make driving hazardous. Snow totals during the storm are anticipated to accumulate between four and sixes inches, with the greater accumulations in the higher elevations. The snow will be wet and heavy, with snowfall at a faster rate beginning late morning. Sleet may blend with snow later in the day. Temperatures will begin in the low 20s and rise up to 35 degrees later in the day.
Snow is predicted to slow down on Friday night and skies will stay cloudy, with lows about 26 degrees.
For Saturday, March 21, temperatures will begin at a low of 27 and rise to 48 degrees later in the day. The chance of precipitation for Saturday is minimal, though skies are expected to remain clouded. Sunday, skies are expected to clear and become sunny though it will remain chilly with the start at 20 degrees and the high at 38.
Kicking off the week, temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s for the lows, with a high in the high 40s and low 50s.
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