Freezing rain for some Wednesday morning; close to 60 and stormy Friday

    After some experience some freezing rain Wednesday morning, it’s just two days away from possibly 60 degrees for some Friday. 

    The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for west central New Jersey, northwestern New Jersey, and the Philadelphia northwest suburbs between 7 and 10 a.m. Wednesday. In portions of northeast New Jersey, a Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until noon. 

    While only minor ice accumulations are possible, any untreated roadways will be slippery and hazardous during the morning commute, with improving conditions after temperatures rise above freezing late morning, the service advises. 

    High temperatures will be in the mid-40s Wednesday, around 50 Thursday, and then flirt with 60 degrees Friday.

    But the unseasonably mild weather on Friday may come with a price: strong thunderstorms.

    “Gusty winds to 40 mph are possible Friday, especially if a thunderstorm accompanies a cold frontal passage,” according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service. 

    The National Weather Service is monitoring the chance of flooding due to the melting snowpack and potentially heavy rain Friday.

    But you can help mitigate the flooding risk.

    “Would you like to see that snow & ice leave as it melts? Time to adopt a storm drain. Clear the path so the snowmelt can flow,” tweeted Gary Szatkowski, head meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ.

    As high pressure builds in for the weekend, pleasant weather is expected, with Saturday the warmest day (a bit cooler than Friday).

    To view the ice accumulation map for western New Jersey and Pennsylvania Wednesday morning, click here. For northeast New Jersey, click here.  

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