By: Richard L. Smith
My friends and family in the North and North Jersey Region are waking up to a rainy morning with temperatures hovering around 40°.While it's chilly, it's not cold enough for snow in our immediate area. Most of the Tri-state area is experiencing rain, with temperatures ranging from the upper 30s to low 40s.
According to The National Weather Service, the main weather story today is the heavier pockets of rain, particularly north of Bergen County, where there's a possibility of rain turning into snow.
Upper Passaic County, currently under a winter weather advisory, might see a mix of rain and snow, with some snowfall accumulation.
For the majority, however, this remains primarily a rain event. The rainfall intensity decreases towards the Jersey Shore, but it's still a situation to monitor.
The heaviest rain is expected to fall until about 10:00 AM, after which the likelihood of rain decreases, potentially turning into more sporadic showers, especially for the Hudson Valley region.
NWS meteorologists said the radar would stay active, indicating a shift to a rain-snow mix with light snow accumulation possible in the morning. Windy conditions are also forecasted, with a high near 40 and a northeast wind blowing at 9 to 16 mph.
The chance of precipitation stands at 100%, so don't forget to pack an umbrella for the morning commute.