By Adam Hochron
While the details are still being worked out by the National Weather Service, the start of 2014 should involve several days of wet weather that could include a lingering snow storm for much of our area. The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook alert for much of New Jersey, including Middlesex County.
After all the New Year’s celebrations are done the snow could arrive as soon as 1 a.m. on Thursday. The forecast calls for less than one tenth of an inch to fall during that time.
With a high near 31 expected on Thursday during the day, the amount of precipitation is expected to remain at less than one tenth of an inch. The most likely time for only snow to fall looks to be Thursday night. There is a 90 percent chance of precipitation though no official estimates have been made on how much snow will fall likely into Friday afternoon.
Even when the predicted storm passes on Friday night it will leave a cold trail in its path. The low temperature is expected to be around 4 degrees on a mostly clear night before rising to a high near 40 degrees on a mostly sunny Saturday.