Snow in the Forecast for Northern NJ

NJ Spotlight News | January 30, 2017 | Weather

By John Cifelli
NJTV News Meteorologist

Last night’s snow was largely confined to Cape May County. The next snowfall, expected tomorrow, will be bottled up in the northernmost part of the state. It looks like we will have two days with two light snowfalls, at complete opposite ends of the state.

A vigorous clipper system is sliding through the Great Lakes this evening, bringing advisory level snows to Michigan and Ohio. The upper level features driving the surface low are petering out, and as the surface low fizzles in response, the shield of moderate snow should shrink as well. By daybreak we are clouding up across New Jersey as the surface low passes just to our north, and snow will begin west to east after the morning commute. Expect a few hours of steady snow as the clipper passes in northern New Jersey. Central Jersey could see a few flakes, but it looks like the southern half of the state misses out on this one.

The timing could cause some problems for the I-80 corridor into the New York City metro area. Although totals will be just an inch or two, it could be slippery during the drive home if you’re travelling in the afternoon. The southern extent of accumulating snow should be somewhere between 78 and Route 1. By dark, snow should be winding down everywhere.

It looks cold and dry for the rest of the week, with another chance for snow still possible for the Super Bowl. We’re in the heart of winter, and it is playing its part.