The warning is in effect for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer from 10 AM Wednesday to 10 AM Thursday, National Weather Service He said early Tuesday.
Meteorologists say mixed heavy rains with at least a foot of snow are expected in Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer, with snow moving from the southwest to the northeast from late Wednesday morning until early afternoon. Freezing rain and sleet may mix at times and there could be a slight glaze of ice
The Outlook for Sussex and Warren includes more snow – 20 to 24 inches. Snow is expected to be heavy on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour are expected in seven provinces.
The five northeastern counties – Perge, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union – are still under a winter storm watch from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday. Meteorologists call for 12 to 17 inches of snow in those counties as well as wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.
Winter storm hours also remain in effect in Monmouth, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties. At least five inches of snow plus heavy mixed rain is forecast.
Potential power outages and impassable roads are the main risks.
Little snow is expected in the coastal provinces of the Atlantic and Cape May.
Meteorologists are also calling for winds of up to 40 mph and up to 50 mph along the Jersey shore where slight to moderate flooding is possible.
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