Despite warmer temperatures and sunny skies Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service is predicting up to 24 inches of snow across Bergen and Passaic counties from Winter Storm Stella.
A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 12 a.m. Tuesday through 12 a.m. Wednesday across the Tri-State area and Gov. Chris Christie issued a State of Emergency on Monday afternoon.
Here's what we're looking at, according to the National Weather Service :
- Heavy snow/blizzard conditions with some freezing drizzle lateTuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening.
- Snow accumulations between 12 and 24 inches with some ice accumulations. Snowfall rates between 2 and 3 inches per hour from Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.
- Dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions at times. Several roads may become impassable. Power outages possible.
- Winds, lots: Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Temperatures in the 20s.