The Northeast has barely gotten over the last big nor’easter, better known as Winter Storm Riley, and there’s already a new one on the way. This one, known as Winter Storm Quinn, is set to impact the East Coast in a big way, but of course, not every region will experience the exact same weather. So how will Winter Storm Quinn affect New Jersey?
The good news is that Quinn isn’t going to be quite as big as Riley. Quinn will definitely bring a lot of wind, rain, snow, and cold temperatures, but it isn’t going to be the “bomb cyclone” that Riley was. AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that this will be more along the lines of a typical winter storm — it’s the timing that’s making things tricky.
Sosnowski said, “The big problem is that the storm this week is coming so soon after the destructive storm from last Friday. It will disrupt cleanup and restoration operations and is likely to cause a new but less extreme round of travel delays, power outages, and damage from falling trees.”
What can New Jersey expect?
Tuesday, March 6th, is going to be the calm before the storm. Residents can expect sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s. However, things will change at night when rain and sleet move into the area. The storm will go on all day Wednesday, March 7th, starting with rain and sleet, then changing into snow as the day goes on.
The heaviest snowfall is most likely going to happen in New England states like Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. However, snow will also fall in New Jersey and New York. According to Weather.com, “A greater likelihood of seeing precipitation remain in the form of snow, rather than beginning as or mixing with rain, is expected near or just west/northwest of Interstate 95 from eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey northeastward into all but far southeast New England.”
In other words, northern New Jersey can probably expect more snow than southern NJ. News 12 New Jersey meteorologist James Gregorio says that the storm will impact “north and northeastern sections of the state the worst.” The news channel also says to expect school delays and closures on Wednesday, March 7th.
The storm should start to end late Wednesday night, and by Thursday morning any snow and rain should be done.
While this is technically just your average winter storm, it’s going to have a more negative impact on anyone who experienced coastal flooding from Winter Storm Riley. There are also still many residents who don’t have power, and another cold, windy few days won’t be ideal.
So be safe out there, and stock up on supplies today if needed!