Winter Weather Advisory, Then Winter Storm Watch March 3rd-5th

//Winter Weather Advisory, Then Winter Storm Watch March 3rd-5th

The National Weather Ser­vice has posted both a Win­ter Weather Advi­sory and Win­ter Storm Watch for the Bor­ough of Stone Harbor. The Advi­sory is in effect until Tues­day, March 3rd at 10:00pm. The Win­ter Storm Watch begins late Wednes­day night, March 4th and extends until Thurs­day evening, March 5th.

On Tues­day evening, a mix of rain, sleet, and freez­ing rain has moved over our region. The mix­ture of win­ter pre­cip­i­ta­tion may cause slip­pery dri­ving con­di­tions Tues­day evening, along with slip­pery side­walks and other sur­faces. Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving on Tues­day evening.

Our next storm arrives on Wednes­day evening with a cold rain over our region that will even­tu­ally change to a snow event when colder air moves in. The cur­rent fore­cast calls for a snow event Thurs­day morn­ing into Thurs­day after­noon with accu­mu­lat­ing snow­fall likely. Dri­ving con­di­tions are expected to be dif­fi­cult on Thursday.

Please con­tinue to mon­i­tor tra­di­tional media out­lets for updates on the fore­cast as Thursday’s snow­fall amounts and the fore­cast are both sub­ject to change. Allow extra time for com­mut­ing this week.

Here are the updated advi­sories as posted by the National Weather Service:

Win­ter Weather Advi­sory in effect until 10 PM EST this
… Win­ter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Wednes­day night
through Thurs­day evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a Win­ter
Weather Advi­sory for sleet and freez­ing rain… which is in effect
until 10 PM EST this evening.

* Haz­ard types… snow… sleet and freez­ing rain.

* Snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions… a coat­ing early this after­noon…
then 4 to 8 inches pos­si­ble Wednes­day night and Thurs­day. The
amount of snow accu­mu­la­tion Wednes­day night and Thurs­day will
depend on how quickly the rain changes to snow and if sleet
lasts longer dur­ing the transition.

* Ice accu­mu­la­tions… a light glaze through early this evening.

* Tim­ing… sleet will quickly change to freez­ing rain late this
after­noon and then rain by mid evening. Rain on Wednes­day
evening should change to snow… pos­si­bly heavy at times…
late Wednes­day night and con­tinue Thursday.

* Impacts… slip­pery con­di­tions on untreated sur­faces through
this evening. There is the poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant travel
impacts late Wednes­day night and Thursday.

* Tem­per­a­tures… low 30s… then ris­ing into the upper 30s late
this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Win­ter Storm Watch means there is a poten­tial for sig­nif­i­cant
snow and sleet accu­mu­la­tions that may impact travel. Con­tinue to
mon­i­tor the lat­est forecasts.

A Win­ter Weather Advi­sory means that peri­ods of snow… sleet… or
freez­ing rain will cause travel dif­fi­cul­ties. Be pre­pared for
slip­pery roads and lim­ited vis­i­bil­i­ties… and use cau­tion while