The sun was out Sunday morning but the National Weather Service says snow will return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest. Then, from rain to sleet and snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
-Northern Mercer, northern Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, southern Warren, southern Morris, Union, essex, Hudson, eastern Bergen, eastern Passaic. The transition from snow to icy mix may not happen until after 1 p.m. Tuesday - and I'm not entirely certain that this area of the state goes to all. The most snow ever recorded in February was 26.5 total inches in 1962. The evening commute will be highly impacted.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning. The weather service office in Eureka reported accumulating snow at sea level. The large storm will threaten daily routines by disrupting and delaying travel as the powerful weather arrives.
Because of how unprepared Seattle was for recent weather, some have jokingly labelled the recent storms as Seattle's "Snowpocalypse" or "Snowmageddon" on social media. Couple that with some strong winds and we could also be dealing with some scattered power outages Tuesday morning.
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Eventually, it'll switch over completely to just rain but that won't be until later Tuesday afternoon. Skies will become mostly sunny on Wednesday behind this storm with temperatures in the mid-20s.
Freezing rain warnings may be issued as the system draws closer. This dinosaur duo was clearing snow after a storm last month.
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