TRACKING: Flood Watch, Winter Weather Advisory issued for region


Don't get used to the spring-like weather, New Jersey, because by lunchtime freezing temperatures will return.

While the snow is in the forecast, it does not look like it will be a high impact situation, said Mike Montefusco, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia.

As of press time in the extended forecast, Monday night showed "rain, snow, and freezing rain likely" with a low of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to rainfall and melting snow, there is a Flood Watch in effect for much of New England starting at 6 a.m. and ending Saturday afternoon. The chance of precipitation will be 80 percent.

What started out as a rainy weekend forecast has slowly developed into a wintry-mix that will produce icy conditions across MA.

Friday's temps are predicted to fall to around 20 degrees by 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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The NWS originally had a winter advisory until 7 p.m. Saturday night, but canceled it around 12:30 p.m. because no more precipitation was expected. Even a small amount of ice will create hard travel conditions for the area into Friday morning's commute.

Forecasters are calling for about 1 or 2 inches of snow, and around a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation before Friday morning.

Rain and snow today, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet, becoming all snow after 9 a.m. Temperature falling to around 21 by 4 p.m. That's the result of some warmer air trying to punch into the region for Thursday.

The low tonight is expected to be about 10, with wind chill values reaching zero in some areas. We expect rain showers and 40s for Friday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Sussex County, where steady winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour could gust as high as 45 to 50 miles per hour, mainly in the higher elevations. Day, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 8.

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