Another relatively mild start to the week awaits New Jersey, with spring-like temperatures on Monday and Tuesday before colder conditions Wednesday night that could bring a wintry mix to northwestern counties.
The National Weather Service’s forecast says a “wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is likely north of Interstate 78 towards the Interstate 80 corridor.” The rest of the state can expect rain.
There will be little to no accumulation of snow. Instead, forecasters are more concerned about the possibility of freezing rain and a coating of ice in northern areas.
“Probably not enough to cause damage to trees and wires but enough to make for treacherous travel,” the weather service said in its Monday morning forecast discussion.
Highs on Wednesday will range from the upper 30s in northern New Jersey to the upper 40s in far southern areas before dropping into the 30s to low 40s overnight.
The forecast for Monday is partly sunny, somewhat breezy day with highs in the 50s.
Some rain showers are likely overnight across the vast majority of the state. The state’s northwestern corner could see snow flurries, though accumulation isn’t expected.
Tuesday will bring periods of light rain, but the day won’t be a washout, and conditions will be mild again, with highs in the 50s.
Normal temps this time of year range from the upper 20s to mid-40s in New Jersey.