Super Bowl Sunday snowstorm could drop 5 to 7 inches on North Jersey
Last-minute preparations for Sunday's Super Bowl were a Saturday scramble for North Jersey residents as forecasters warned them to prepare for their second winter storm in less than a week.
As snow from last weekend's storm still limits parking and makes driving difficult, another winter blast could drop between 5 and 7 inches of snow throughout the day on Sunday.
The all-snow event approaching New Jersey will last for about 12 hours on Sunday, meteorologist Matthew Wunsch of the National Weather Service said.
The storm will start to form south and move toward North Jersey after sunrise. The snowfall will get more steady through the morning and could get heavy in the late morning or early afternoon, Wunsch said.
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Weather experts were uncertain as to exactly where the heaviest bands of snow will fall but the storm is expected to depart the region by early evening, Wunsch said.
Temperatures will remain right around freezing throughout the day before dropping into the upper teens overnight. Monday is expected to be sunny but still cold with highs not getting out of the 20s.
A winter storm warning is in effect for North Jersey until 9 p.m. Sunday because heavy snow is expected. This means travel could be very difficult and those that have to be on the road are advised to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in case of emergency.
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During Monday's storm, which dumped nearly three feet of snow in parts of Morris County and close to two feet through the rest of the region, New Jersey State Police responded to more than 1,700 calls and accidents on roadways they patrol.
Katie Sobko is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.