It’s been a relatively tame winter here in Essex County, but it looks like our two-month snow drought is coming to an end. Yesterday, February 26th, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of New Jersey, with snow, sleet, and rain projected in the forecast. The advisory is issued from 6PM on Monday, February 27th to 1PM on Tuesday, February 28th. Read on for what we know about the winter weather coming to Montclair today, February 27th.
Per Patch, a Winter Weather Advisory was issued last night, February 26th, by the National Weather Service for the next two days. Accordingly, most of the snow is expected to fall tonight, February 27th, starting at 6PM, with conditions easing up by February 28th at 1PM.
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The forecast predicts 3-5 inches of snow in the Montclair region (though also notes that 6 inches of snow are possible), followed by sleet and rain. An additional half inch could fall Tuesday morning, too. The NWS encourages residents to plan for slippery road conditions that could impact the morning and evening commutes.
Patch also reported that wind gusts are expected to reach as high as 21 MPH tonight ad 20 MPH on Tuesday. The wind will be at its peak during the height of snowfall.
After Monday and Tuesday’s storm, conditions are expected to ease with temperatures rising to about 50 degrees this Thursday. As we head into the weekend, there’s potential for more snowfall per NJ.com, but as of now, no warning has been issued on that (cold) front.