An icy morning tomorrow. Then a pattern change?
Winter weather advisories have been posted ahead of the first wintry event of the season. I urge you to pay attention to the forecast, and not the advisory because I find these alerts to be misleading.
Snow and sleet showers are already in the area and they will continue through the night. They will continue to become more widespread throughout the night, and by 3 or 4 AM the precipitation will be falling throughout the coverage area. I expect there to be a little bit of snow and a sleet in the extreme northern sections of Orange, Putnam and Fairfield counties, with an icy mix of sleet, rain and freezing rain for much of the coverage area. It'll be all rain for southern Mercer, southern MIddlesex, Monmouth county and the south shore of Long Island.
The rain/ice line will move north throughout the morning and by noon only the far northern parts of the coverage area will be getting ice.
Below are a look at my foretasted snow and ice amounts.
Tomorrow morning driving conditions could be rather dangerous, especially since roads aren't being salted.
I'll be on early tomorrow morning to see if the ice is as bad as I think it could be.
It'll finally get cold for January and the ski slopes should finally open. I will have a longer discussion on this once this winter event passes.
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