The latest forecast comes on the heels of Saturday's frigid cold and windy start to the weekend, courtesy of a high pressure system from Canada that made temperatures drop 20 degrees below normal, the National Weather Service said. "The foothills can look for 1-3".
SUNDAY: A threat for snow is in place from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m., but that could still change.
Motorists can expect snow covered roads and reduced visibilities.
Monomoy Regional School District schools closed Friday. "The forecast data suggests that we may experience snow developing northwest to southeast across Morris County after midnight this evening". This weekend, almost two inches of snow is forecasted, and locally heavier amounts, are expected to fall. It will likely fall as snow in most locations.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Hotz said the cold weather will continue at the beginning of next week, and the area could see some snow showers.
"Vehicles must remain off the streets until the snow emergency has been lifted", they advised. There's now a 50 percent chance that could happen.
He said that because the snowfall on Saturday is not expected to be heavy, accumulation on roads will be minimal.
If you thought we were done with winter after the weekend, think again.
Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 56. North wind 9 to 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 22 miles per hour. Up to 2 inches of snow accumulation could fall, and the low will be around 32.
More snow appears headed to New Jersey way Monday night into Tuesday.
Early forecast models suggest less than an inch of snow at O'Hare.
The confidence is rather high that this will be a short-lived snow event. Northeast wind 6 to 15 miles per hour becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wind chill values between -5 and 5.
However, a much sharper plunge of the jet by next week should spin up a strong low-pressure center off the East Coast, raising the potential of a nor'easter with heavy snow and wind for parts of the Northeast.