High winds and major coastal flooding are big concerns for the upcoming storm expected to bring a mixed bag of precipitation on Wednesday.Mixed precipitation will begin around dawn on Wednesday morning and turn to rain along the coast which could be heavy at times throughout the day before turning to all snow late in the day, leaving 2-5 inches of heavy, wet snow before ending late Wednesday night prompting a Winter Storm Watch to be posted by the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will be in the 40s, helping with melting on treated surfaces. However, the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and power lines.

A Coastal Flood Watch is effect for all of the New Jersey coastline for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning for high tides anticipated to be about two feet above normal Wednesday, perhaps four feet Thursday, about the same as the last Nor’easter but well below the surge that took place during Sandy.

Brick and Toms River officials are urging residents in low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding to voluntarily evacuate to higher ground.

A Wind Advisory is in effect as well as Winds could gust to 60 MPH along the coast and at 35-40 MPH further inland.

 Heavier snow will fall in the Baltimore-Washigton corridor with 4-8 inches of heavy, wet snow expected to fall with higher amount further west.


Expected snow accumulation from Wednesday storm (NOAA)