Our first widespread wintry event is on its way. Winter is definitely coming...
Tomorrow will be very warm with highs flirting with 70 degrees once again in central New Jersey. Enjoy it while it lasts because the pattern is changing. This will be the last day for a long time that it gets into the 60s. It'll be a while in many areas before it gets into the 50s again too.
Monday will be much colder with highs in the 30s across the coverage area.
Monday night our first widespread wintry event of the season will move into the area. It'll start out as some light, wet snow showers. Then it will switch to ice from south to north. Finally it should switch to plain rain. Before it switches to plain rain there should be some light accumulations of snow and ice. Below are my snow and ice maps.
It won't be a major winter storm but you probably want to be careful driving Tuesday morning. By the afternoon it'll be rain for all of the coverage area, and all of the snow and ice should melt away.
Expect some rain Tuesday as a cold front approaches. Highs on Thursday could be quite warm.
Friday will be much colder with highs in the 30s. It'll really get cold next Sunday night. Those of you who are heading back to work or school on January 4th can expect some very cold temperatures that morning. Temperatures will be as much as 10 degrees below average with lows well into the teens.
While there will be some warm up periods in January, it'll likely be a fairly cold and snowy month. February will be even colder. I am fairly confident in my January through March forecast that you can find on the seasonal forecast page.
There are few snowstorm potentials in early January I am monitoring. I will talk more about them tomorrow.
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