By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Posted on 19 February 2019 at 07h18 | Updated on February 19, 2019 at 07:39
The latest National Weather Service update regarding the winter storm that is expected to hit New Jersey on Wednesday now calls for 3 to 5 inches for half of the state and up to 6 inches in some places. The weather forecast released Tuesday morning calls for the entire state to have at least an inch of snow, which will make the route difficult.
Although the snow totals are not impressive, the weather could be tough for commuters on Wednesday night. The commute to work should be good as snow will begin to move from south to north across New Jersey around 10 am and is expected to move to areas around I-80 around 1 pm, the National Weather Service announced in his discussion on forecasts. The counties of Salem, Cumberland and Cape May could see flakes falling by 7 am.
However, home-to-home travel could be problematic as the snow continues throughout the evening and could become a winter mix for some.
A winter storm watch will be in effect from Wednesday morning to Wednesday evening for most of the western part of the state, where the total snowfall is expected to be the highest. These counties include Salem, Gloucester, Camden, northwestern Burlington, Cumberland, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Sussex, Warren and Morris.
Ice will not be a determining factor in this storm, with a few hundredths of an inch expected in northwestern counties.