Wednesday storm watch upgraded to warning

Wednesday storm watch upgraded to warning

Gusty and strong winds are also expected in the Northeast. The cold that follows and accompanies the storm, DeAlba said, comes from the natural cool down the area sees each night combined with the cold air traveling with the storm. Our incoming winter storm is a shortwave, a compact storm system that will ride along this cold front.

Mother Nature is about to give New Jersey a winter wallop.

The precipitation will taper to scattered showers by early Wednesday, but slick spots will remain, especially inland. After all, temperatures have been above average and snow has been for naught so far this season. A portion of the area with the best potential for heavy snow, in Southern New York and CT, will overlap some of the worst drought areas.

Snow and ice covered roads, according to the alerts, will lead to hazardous travel conditions.

In order to facilitate snow removal, Alternate Side Parking will be suspended Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for central New Brunswick including the Fredericton area, the Stanley-Doaktown-Blackville area and Woodstock and Carleton County.

Heaviest snow: 3 a.m. - noon.

Snow is likely after 2 a.m. tonight, and the snow could be heavy at times.

The NYC Department of Sanitation's Salt Shed
The NYC Department of Sanitation's Salt Shed

Wednesday: Rain ending as a lingering shower during the morning, with partial clearing during the day. As temperatures continue to drop, rain will change over to sleet and snow very quickly.

Thursday night: A slight chance of snow before 1 a.m.

Between 2 and 5 inches of snow looks likely in the region - the lesser amount in the city and deeper accumulations to the north, forecasters said. This also includes the cities and towns of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, EAST GREENWICH, WARWICK, WEST WARWICK, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport.* HAZARD TYPES.Heavy snow.* Accumulations.Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches.* Timing.Snow will begin between 5 and 8 am this morning. Until then, whether your received rain or Snow seemed highly variable and elevation dependent.

3 to 4 inches of snow is expected for the Lock Haven, Williamsport and Clearfield areas. "I still think most of RI will come in around 6-10", but a few spots could see closer to 1ft totals. At all. That said, the world will probably not end because of some snow. No significant flooding or erosion issues are expected. This weather pattern is slated to last into next week, with highs in the low 40s. On one hand. there might actually be snow to shovel.

The highest temperature recorded on this day was around 9C in 1938, and the lowest was -25C. Believing raw model output like this is unsafe and foolish, given the amount of assumption and estimation regarding snow ratios and snowfall rates that are contained in such numbers.

The map below from the combined National Weather Service offices across the Northeast gives a good picture of how much snow will fall.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey.

Coastal parts of southeastern New England and eastern Long Island may approach blizzard conditions Thursday afternoon.

Meteor spotted as it flies across Midwest early Monday morning
Please, don't report sighting that lasted more than 30 seconds: the vast majority of fireballs are only visible for few seconds. But as it fell toward earth and burned up, it was closer to the size of a lunch box when it landed - in Lake Michigan.