Snow squall warning issued for parts of NJ

A snow squall warning was issued Monday afternoon for parts of New Jersey.

The warning, originally scheduled to expire at 2:15 p.m., was issued for north central Ocean County, south east Huntderdon County, Mercer County, south Somerset County, central of Monmouth County and Middlesex County. The warning was extended to end at 3 p.m.

A “dangerous” gust was over Plainsboro Center at 1:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At 1:57 p.m. it was located over Clearbrook and at 2:12 p.m. it was over Clarksburg.

A gust could cause thxVery poor visibility in snow and blowing snow. People should expect wind gusts in excess of 30 mph.

Drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike between outputs 8A and 10 could be impacted. A gust could also impact drivers on Interstate 195 in New Jersey between mile markers 6 and 24 and on Interstate 295 in New Jersey between mileposts 64 and 74. The Garden State Parkway between mile markers 115 and 123 could also be impacted.

Drivers in squall conditions should slow down and turn on their headlights. Visibility could drop to near zero. Black ice is a possibility as wet pavement can freeze quickly.

Temperatures dropped on Monday. Record lows were possible.

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