Winter storm warning issued


On the heels of Winter Storm Wilbur, more snow chances are ahead late this week and into the weekend across parts of the Midwest and East.

A fast-moving clipper system dumped about 4 to 7 inches of snow across NYC, making it the largest April snowstorm in about 15 years for New York City. The last time Philadelphia had April snow was 1996 when it 2.4 inches fell.

The weather service says the storm will cause reduced visibilities and impact the morning commute on Monday. With temperatures near freezing, some of it may melt as it hits the ground.

There were reports of as much as 6 inches across central Pennsylvania and 3.5 inches in northern New Jersey, said Brian Hurley, senior branch forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

Winter Storm Wilbur is kicking off the first few days of April with an expansive swath of snow and wind from the northern Rockies into the northern Plains, upper Midwest and Great Lakes. Locally, over 6 inches are expected in the region. But Moore said high winds could continue to blow snow back onto plowed roads and reduce visibility throughout the day. A majority of the warnings expire by 10 a.m. Saturday.

A winter weather advisory is in place for the entire state until later Monday afternoon.

Rain and sleet would make driving to work Monday morning slushy. The snowstorm is expected to turn into rain and temperatures will reach into the low 40s, melting most of the snow. The NWS' snowfall forecast shows up to 15 inches of snow may drop in MI. "Snowfall amounts of 4-8" through Wednesday morning are expected in that area.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex counties with a winter weather advisory in effect through 1 p.m.