The Nor'Easter that was predicted earlier this week should hit our area later today and while some places will see their first real snow accumulation the area closer to the shore should see mostly rain.
In Freehold, the National Weather Service is stating that rain and snow will alternate throughout the day and night. Four warnings have been issued for our area including a high wind warning, a hazardous weather outlook, coastal flood warning and a winter weather advisory.
According to the NWS the storm will bring strong winds blow with sustained winds of 25 to 32 MPH with gusts reaching as high as 55 MPH during the day. The rainfall during the day figures to be close to three quarters of an inch of rain during the day. With a high temperature of 40 degrees the weather will be mostly rain for our area.
The low temperature for tonight looks to be around 35 degrees which could mean a wintery mix and our first snow of the season. The NWS said the forecast should be mostly rain before 10 p.m. before switching to a mix of rain and sleet between 10 p.m and 4 a.m. and then mostly snow after that.
Wind will also be a factor tonight ranging from 24 to 31 MPH with gusts as high as 55 MPH but there is not expected to be any accumulation from the mix.
The forecast looks to be about the same for tomorrow with rain and snow before 1 p.m. then a chance of rain for the rest of the afternoon. The high temperature is expected to be around 45 degrees with no accumulation expected.
Thursday night the storm should clear with a low around 33 before a sunny Friday with a high near 52.