Snow in the northwest, ice in the west and gusts and flooding in Shore

MOUNT HOLLY — Snow, ice, coastal flooding and high winds will make traveling dangerous across much of New Jersey Sunday night through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters predict winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph along coastal Ocean County, east and west of Monmouth and southeastern Burlington counties.

In northern New Jersey, residents could see up to six inches of snow.

On Sunday evening, the Weather Service extended its winter weather advisory to the eastern suburbs of Philadelphia in New Jersey and placed the northern Atlantic coast of New Jersey under a coastal flood warning due to forecast moderate flooding. in low lying areas of Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

Coastal flooding is expected to be moderate in Monmouth and Middlesex counties, according to the National Weather Service.

“Gusts of wind could blow around unsecured objects,” the forecast reads. “Tree branches could be knocked down and some power outages could result. Take extra care when driving, especially if you’re driving a high-level vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.”

Precipitation would start as snow, then quickly change to sleet and freezing rain before warming to rain over much of central and southern New Jersey, according to the weather service.

Most of the snow is expected to affect northern New Jersey.

Most of the snow is expected to affect northern New Jersey.

“Minor damage to trees and lines will be possible for coastal areas Sunday evening as wind gusts of 40-50 mph are expected,” according to the summary.

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Northern New Jersey

North-central New Jersey is expected to brace for two to four inches of snow and sleet as strong and damaging gusts of wind move through the region Monday morning.

Flooding is likely in eastern counties with low lying areas, while northwestern New Jersey will be mostly hit by ice and snow Sunday evening. Snowfall amounts could increase in the northwestern part of the state.

Ice amounts as thick as a quarter inch are possible in northwestern parts of the state, while lesser amounts are more likely in northeastern New Jersey. Travel will be hazardous.

According to the weather service, high winds could knock down tree branches and power lines and lead to power outages.

While around an inch of snow is expected to have fallen in Paramus by Monday, around five inches are possible in West Milford, forecasters said.

Central New Jersey

Freezing rain and ice pellets are likely west of the Interstate 95 corridor. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible on cold roadways and sidewalks.

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph could lead to downed tree branches and power lines and subsequent power outages.

About one to two inches of snowfall is possible in Somerville, Somerset County, with lesser amounts to the south.


No snow or ice is forecast along the coast, but the region should prepare for high winds with gusts of up to 80 km/h. High winds could lead to power outages throughout the region.

Middlesex and North Monmouth counties are under a coastal flood warning until Monday. Moderate flooding is expected in low areas.

In some Jersey Shore towns, authorities have asked residents to take precautions.

In Berkeley, Mayor Carmen Amato reminded residents not to park on the roads to allow for salting, sanding and possible plowing, and offered parking at the township recreation building on Route 9 or at the Central Regional Middle School for residents who wished to move their cars out of low-lying parts of town.

Asbury Park and Neptune Township sent email alerts warning of flooding “on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bay communities, and along inland tidal waterways”.

South of Jersey

Philadelphia’s outer suburbs could see icing on cold roads and surfaces and a blanket of snow, making travel conditions hazardous. Regions to the south and east are more likely to see heavy rain instead.

Minor flooding is possible along the southern Atlantic coast, with occasional minor flooding expected along Delaware Bay.

Damage to trees and power lines is possible along the Delaware coast and bay, where wind gusts will be between 40 and 50 mph through Monday, according to the weather service.

Alex N. Gecan covers local news and unsolved mysteries for Asbury Park Press. You can reach him at 732-547-1365 or [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @GeeksterTweets.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: NJ Weather Sunday: Snow Ahead For Some, Wind And Flooding Elsewhere

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