We could see a few strong storms Saturday

Posted January 19, 2019

"A widespread 3-6" of snow will fall over the state by Saturday morning, but blowing snow will still be an issue throughout the afternoon and evening. Meteorologists are predicting total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with heavier snow in the Poconos, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Lake effect snow is expected to develop on Sunday in cold northerly winds behind the system, with lake effect snow possibly lasting into Sunday night. To the southeast, amounts will be lower where temperatures are warmer and the change from rain to snow happens later on Saturday. Strong winds gusting to between 30 and 40 miles per hour are also expected and will contribute to areas of blowing and drifting snow, especially near Lake Erie.

On Thursday morning, California was receiving the brunt of a severe winter storm, and very heavy snow is expected to continue for the Sierra Nevada and also the mountains of northern California. Mixed precipitation is likely to stretch along the I-95 corridor from Washington to Boston.

Wind chills are brutally cold early next week.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Travel could be very hard to impossible.

Light snow is expected to start late Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning. Parts of Hudson County can see anywhere between 2 to 4 inches of snow. Snow & blowing snow will make travel extremely unsafe, or even impossible especially in the high country.

It's impossible to try and gauge how much snow at this point, but plan on a potentially messy commute home from work Tuesday afternoon. However, ice accumulation on top of the snow will create slick conditions for drivers.

Monday will be mostly sunny and frigid, with a high of only about 10 degrees.

The one-two punch of storms has the potential to severely snarl travel over the long weekend for Martin Luther King Jr Day.