Ready for more? Another winter storm for Tuesday night into Wednesday

     Godfrey Lake in Brick on Monday, February 3 by Bob Alberding/RCAP/ Remote Control Aerial Photography.

    Godfrey Lake in Brick on Monday, February 3 by Bob Alberding/RCAP/ Remote Control Aerial Photography.

    No rest for the weary.

    Another winter storm will impact the New Jersey region Tuesday night into Wednesday, delivering a mélange of impacts. 

    Forecasters expect rain, icing due to freezing rain, and snow, according to a briefing released by the National Weather Service. 

    Up to 10 inches of snow and over one-tenth of an inch of ice is in the current forecast for northeast New Jersey, with lesser amounts to the south, according to the National Weather Service (accumulation maps are available here and here).

    But the “reasonable worst case scenario” is up to one-half of an inch of ice for portions of North Jersey, which could bring down scattered tree limbs and power lines, according to Gary Szatkowski, head meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

    Mostly rain is expected in southern portions of the region and Atlantic coastal areas, where around an inch is possible. The combination of rain and snow melt may result in river flooding, forecasters advise. 

    And if two storms in one week isn’t enough, there is another winter weather threat for Sunday into Monday, and it could be significant. 

    But don’t get too excited just yet.

    “Now, one has to remember that this storm is still 6 days away, which is an eternity in the world of computer models,” writes New York Metro Weather’s Doug Simonian. “Several nuances of the pattern that are not being detected now can change things dramatically.”

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