Snow Makes a Late Appearance in New Jersey
Our brutal winter just won't give up and makes a late season appearance in parts of New Jersey.
A day after temperatures reached the 70s, many woke up to snow on their cars after a cold front dropped temperatures to the upper 20s.
Measurable amounts reported by the National Weather Service include an inch-and-a-half in Freehold and Highland Lakes in Sussex County, an inch in Manalapan and Wantage and a half-inch in Atco, Roxbury and Boonton.
New Jersey Fast Traffic weekend anchor Bernie Wagenblast, who resides in Cranford, joked, "Wow, the pollen must be terrible this year. My car is dusted in white this morning. Oh, hold on. That's not pollen, it's snow!"
Rain and thunderstorms turned to sleet and snow in many areas on Tuesday night that continued into Wednesday morning. Roads and highways were too warm for snow accumulation but it left a a small coating of slush and sleet that made driving a challenge.
"Driving on Route 571 was no picnic" commented meteorologist Alan Kasper, referring to his early morning drive to work across inland Ocean County. The New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway all reduced speeds overnight
A Freeze Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. for much of south and central New Jersey including Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties that threatens outdoor plants and tender vegetation. Potted plants normally left outdoors should come inside.
Wednesday will be sunny but chilly with temperatures in the upper 40s according to Kasper, who expects a return to more spring-like temperatures by Saturday.