'Winter weather advisory' issued; snow, sleet, freezing rain expected early Tuesday

A different storm system will be moving into New Jersey overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, bringing rain to most of the region but pockets of freezing rain to parts of Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. There may be come breaks in the clouds at times, but overall skies will stay mostly cloudy.

An inch of accumulation is expected before things get uglier, with the snow changing to "sleet and freezing rain" and finally "plain rain" by afternoon. It said that the storm would arrive late Wednesday and the chance it will drop "plowable snow is increasing and there is the possibility for six or more inches".

The precipitation is expected to end by Wednesday night.

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Temperatures rise quickly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and as low pressure passes well to our northwest, highs look to reach near 50! The high in Portland is expected to be around 27 degrees.

The changeover to rain will be rather slow from north to west of the lower Pioneer Valley, where snow will hang on a bit longer, and then you'll have more of a sleet and freezing rain mix most of the afternoon.

Here lies our next potential snow... the track of the low could pass off the NJ coast, keeping a band of heavy snow to our south.

  • Myrtle Hill