NWS: Expect a messy Monday morning commute

     (Photo: meddygarnet via Flickr)

    (Photo: meddygarnet via Flickr)

    Commuters should plan for a messy Monday morning commute, forecasters say.

    Precipitation will move into New Jersey during the early morning hours Monday, delivering a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain for the morning commute for areas mainly to the north and west of the Jersey Shore, according to the National Weather Service.

    Monmouth County is the only shore area under a Winter Weather Advisory, where precipitation is expected to begin as snow and sleet before the commuting hours, changing over to freezing rain then plain rain at the end of the commute.

    “Untreated roads could be slippery, making the morning commute more difficult than usual,” the advisory states.

    The advisory covers all New Jersey counties north of Monmouth County and the Philadelphia suburbs.

    Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ, tweeted that conditions are “very favorable” for icing.

    “Remember, there is no safe amount of icing. It take very little for roadways/walkways to become slippery,” he said. 

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