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NWS Winter Storm Warning in Effect Until 7AM EST Mon. Mar. 4th, 5-8 Inches of Snow Possible

Report by Paula Antolini, March 3, 2019, 5:52PM EDT

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY.

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy wet snow along with some sleet and freezing rain especially towards the southern coasts. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected. Total ice accumulations of a glaze.

* WHERE…Northeastern New Jersey, Southwest and Coastal Connecticut, the Lower Hudson Valley, and New York City.

* WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will impact those traveling tonight, and the Monday morning commute. Heaviest snow expected mid to late this evening into overnight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

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SHORT TERM FORECAST:

NOW… Precipitation will continue to overspread the region this evening. Light snow will be the most likely precipitation type, but some rain could mix in at the onset. Temperatures are still in the upper 30s, so no accumulation is expected initially. However, as the snow intensity increases after 7 pm, temperatures will drop to near freezing and snow will begin to accumulate.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

This Afternoon

Snow likely. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 38. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Snow, mainly before 5am. Low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night

A chance of flurries before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday

A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

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