TRENTON, New Jersey – New Jersey residents are bracing for a potentially challenging evening commute as light to moderate snow continues to fall across the state on Friday. However, forecasters predict that the snow will taper off and be long gone by the time most people are heading to bed.
According to AccuWeather meteorologists, the snow is expected to wind down from north to south, potentially starting as early as dinnertime. Tom Kines, a senior meteorologist at a private forecasting company, anticipates that the snow will likely taper off first in the northern part of the state, followed by the southern part, with most areas done accumulating snow by 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service supports AccuWeather’s forecast, stating that the snow will likely push off the coast by 9 p.m. The weather service issued a winter storm warning until 10 p.m. for several counties, including Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem, where higher snowfall totals between 4 and 6 inches are expected.
In other areas of New Jersey, a winter weather advisory is in effect, with 2 to 3 inches of snow forecasted for North Jersey, 3 to 4 inches for counties along Interstate 195 in central New Jersey, and 2 inches for the Jersey Shore. AccuWeather.com is calling for 1 to 3 inches in the northern half of the state and 3 to 6 inches in South Jersey.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper teens and near 20 degrees as the snow ends, with wind chills possibly in the single digits or near zero overnight. Despite the bitter cold, there is no additional snow expected over the weekend.
As New Jersey residents prepare for the potential impact on their evening commutes, forecasters continue to monitor the situation, providing updates and guidance to keep the public informed and safe.