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NWS Has Issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Tues. and Weds., 2 to 5 Inches of Snow, and Freezing Rain Expected

Report by Paula Antolini, February 11, 2019, 1:09PM EDT

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, southeast New York and other areas.

A wintry mix of precipitation, which may begin as early as late Monday night, is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night. There is a chance that the combined amount of snow, sleet and freezing rain reach levels that would eventually warrant a warning.

Snow begins toward daybreak Tuesday morning for the NYC metro, and then works northeast across the remainder of the area. Potential high impact for the morning commute.

Precipitation transitions to a wintry mix during the late morning and afternoon hours from south to north. There is some uncertainty with how quickly this transition occurs. Small timing differences will have significant impacts on snowfall and ice totals.

Snowfall totals of 1-4 inches along the coast and 4-7 inches inland are forecast before changeover. Highest amounts in the watch area.

A light ice accretion near the coast with a tenth to quarter inch well inland.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 1 ½ inches with locally 2 inches.

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SNOW: Late Monday Night through Tuesday afternoon. Precipitation will transition over to rain at the coast by late afternoon/early evening with gradual transition through the night across the interior.

FREEZING RAIN: Ice accumulation of a tenth to quarter inch inland with a few hundredths elsewhere. Falling power lines and tree branches possible. Interior NE NJ, the Lower Hudson Valley and interior Southern CT, Lighter amounts elsewhere. Tuesday Afternoon through Tuesday Evening.

HEAVY RAIN: 1 to 1 ½ inches, locally 2 inches. Minor Flooding of Urban Areas, Low-lying Roads, and Small Streams and Creeks. Entire Tri-State Region. Late Tuesday Afternoon through Tuesday Night.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up to one tenth of an inch expected.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

* WHEN…From 6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or nfreezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. North wind around 6 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of snow after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Snow before 2pm, then snow and sleet. High near 30. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. East wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tuesday Night

Freezing rain and sleet before 10pm, then rain and sleet between 10pm and 1am, then rain after 1am. Temperature rising to around 36 by 5am. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. East wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of rain before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday

A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

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