New Jersey Braces for Winter Blast: Snow and Frigid Wind Chills to Sweep Through State


Crank up the thermostats and bundle up New Jersey! A wintry blast is descending upon the state this weekend, bringing with it snowfall and bone-chilling wind chills until Monday.

Meteorologist Mike Favetta says light snowfall throughout Friday will taper to flurries Friday evening, with accumulations up to an inch possible in most areas. The highest amounts, up to 3-4 inches are expected in Southern parts of the state. Though seemingly modest, the flakes will add a slippery layer to roadways, so motorists are urged to exercise caution and allow extra travel time.

The real teeth of the wintery assault, however, will be the plummeting temperatures and biting wind chills. As dusk settles on Friday, the mercury will nosedive, with lows dipping into the teens across much of the state. Wind chills, factoring in the blustery north winds, could make it feel as cold as -5°F in some locations.

Saturday and Sunday offer little relief, with highs struggling to climb above freezing in many areas. The persistent wind will continue to whip up wind chills, making venturing outdoors icy.

Officials are urging residents to stay warm and take precautions against the frigid conditions. Dress in layers, wear a hat and gloves, and limit time spent outdoors during the coldest periods. Check on vulnerable neighbors and ensure pets have adequate shelter and warmth.

This wintery punch may be a brief one, with temperatures expected to moderate early next week. But for now, New Jersey residents can expect a frosty few days of snow, ice, and bone-chilling temperatures. So, grab your hot cocoa, snuggle up with a good book, and weather the wintry blast with a dose of patience and preparedness.


Mike Favetta

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