The winter of 2022-23 is quickly turning into a dud. The state’s climatologist says this has been the second mildest winter on record for New Jersey and it’s not even close to eclipsing the all-time hottest one in the modern records, which stretch back to 1893.
But that doesn’t mean New Jerseyans haven’t seen their fair share of ice and snow. It just means they’ve had to wait a little bit longer than normal. And that’s a bummer for local skiers, maple syrup makers and anyone who loves the sharp smack of fresh snow in the air on a frigid morning.
But things are about to change. The National Weather Service expects a wintry mix to move into the state late Sunday afternoon and into the overnight hours from southwest to northeast. The wintry mix is expected to become rain in central and north Jersey by Monday, but may remain a snowy mix near the coast and into New York City and Long Island into Tuesday.
Those areas are likely to see 1-3 inches of snow. But some spots, such as Sussex County and northern Passaic County could see much more. The Weather Service has a Winter Storm Watch in effect for those counties from 6 a.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The snowfall could cause travel problems in the area. So if you are traveling to or from those areas, be sure to leave extra time for your commute.