(ABOVE: Hoboken’s Washington Street during a 2016 storm)
Mother Nature is bipolar.
This afternoon, expect sunshine and highs near 60. That’s right—60 degrees.
Then the Xanax wears off…
Via Live Hoboken Weather:
— Live Hoboken Weather (@HobokenWx) February 8, 2017
Here’s what the National Weather Service has to say:
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* Accumulations…6 to 10 inches of snow.
* Locations…New York City, Long Island, Southern Connecticut, the Lower Hudson Valley and Northeastern New Jersey.
* Hazard type…Heavy snow.
* Timing…Late tonight through Thursday.
* Impacts…Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is possible.
* Winds…North 10 to 20 mph with gusts 30-35 mph.
* Visibilities…1/2 to 1/4 mile at times.
* Temperatures…Around 30.
A Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight…food… and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Expect closings, delays, and all the other preparations that come with such an event as this.
We remind you that sidewalks need to be shoveled within 6 hours of the snow stopping. However, from considerable experience, we recommend you get on it ASAP. The less foot traffic you have on the snow, the less packed down it is, and therefore the easier it is to clear.
Temps will stay near or below freezing through the weekend, so this will stick around for a few days.