The exact track and timing of the storm will determine snowfall totals, but a large swath of the Hudson Valley is now expected to see as much as 8-10 inches of snow, with higher amounts possible in isolated spots. Skies will remain mostly cloudy, with daytime high temperatures in the lower 40s. Then another chance for snow in the evening. Ski areas like Telluride, Purgatory, and Wolf Creek should see 8-16 inches of snow this weekend. With temperatures below freezing, moisture on untreated surfaces may refreeze during the morning commute. If the track shifts, so will the area of heaviest snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38.
The core of the cold arrives on Wednesday with daytime highs in the 20s and wind chills probably in single digits and the teens. The good news is we may be able to hold off on some of the gusty winds until late Saturday afternoon but certainly the winds will be gusting 20-30 miles per hour as it's snowing leading to reduced visibility and hazardous travel.
GFS model forecast for early Monday morning, painting widespread accumulating snow over New Jersey. The mix of rain and snow returns after 7 p.m., with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible overnight. It's still early, Thomas says, and the forecast could still shift in either direct with more rain or snow. While you'll likely see some rain at onset, cooling temperatureswill force a change to a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet.
SATURDAY: Snow ends 9 am - noon, mostly cloudy. We'll be watching this system as it gets closer.
Snow amounts will vary significantly because of the "banded" style of the snow.
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Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 32.