Anticipated snow totals continue to rise for Northern parts of New Jersey where a winter storm warning has been issued for Sunday until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The winter storm warning is in effect for Sussex, Warren and Morris counties from 4 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Tuesday. Those locations could see heavy mixed precipitation with snow totals anywhere from 5 to 11 inches, the National Weather Service reported late Saturday afternoon.
Projected snow accumulations were about two inches lower Saturday morning. Portions of New Jersey that were previously part of a winter storm watch were upgraded to a winter storm warning Saturday evening too.
The expected heavy mixed precipitation could make travel difficult and hazardous for those returning to work or commuters returning home from the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Snowfall totals could change, depending on the timing of the transition from rain, freezing rain and sleet to snow.
The winter storm is projected to start at 7 a.m. Sunday throughout most of New Jersey, forecasters predicted.
There will be two main periods of winter weather over the course of the storm. First, there will be a mix of snow, sleet and ice on Sunday with snow accumulations of about 2 inches or less.
But don’t let a possible lull Sunday evening fool you. The bulk of the forecasted snow will fall late Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Other parts of New Jersey aren’t out of the woods either.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Tuesday for Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer counties.
Mixed precipitation with snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. The wintry mix will make for slippery road conditions, according to National Weather Service reports.
Slightly less snow is forecasted for Middlesex and Mercer counties. Just 2 to 4 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice are expected there.
Trenton and Freehold are expected to get about 2 inches of snow, while Southern New Jersey is expected to get less than an inch.