The latest winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service at approximately 7 o’clock this morning has upped the total amount of snow predicted for the state of New Jersey. Up to 24 inches of snow could now fall in certain areas in the northern and western part of the Garden State. At least one foot of snow is now predicted for most inland parts of the state.
Snow is expected to begin mid-morning on Wednesday in the western-central part of the state and continue through 1 pm on Thursday afternoon, with winds gusting as high as 50 miles per hour. Power outages are anticipated in many regions.
Winter storm warnings have been issued for seven northern and central counties, with the National Weather Service calling for at least 12 inches of snow for five of the counties and as much as two feet in Sussex and Warren counties. Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer are the other counties under a winter storm warning starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Hudson and Bergen Counties are currently under a Winter Storm Watch. 12 to 18 inches of snow are predicted for those counties as of predictions early this morning.
This is going to be a big one folks. Stay safe. Get whatever supplies you need today.
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