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
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