Weather warnings issued for heavy rain and snow

Snow joke – these white drifts appeared off Pottal Pool Road on Cannock Chase in the inclement weather of March 2013

Snow joke – these white drifts appeared off Pottal Pool Road on Cannock Chase in the inclement weather of March 2013

In terms of accumulations, northern Ocean county is likely to see up to 2 inches of snow.

Meteorologists are predicting the Lehigh Valley will see snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches between late Sunday and mid-day Monday.

Slush/Snow covered roads and reduced visibilities are expected to make for a hazardous Monday morning commute.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

A fast-moving clipper system dumped about 4 to 7 inches of snow across NYC, making it the largest April snowstorm in about 15 years for New York City. Another round of snow will develop later tonight and continue into early Tuesday evening before tapering off.

Temperatures dipped as low as -7C in the Scottish Highlands overnight while torrential rain moved in from the south and west amid milder conditions.

There were concerns that some rural communities could become cut off, mainly across the northern Pennines and Scottish Borders, with "significant accumulations" of snow forecast.

As to the forecast itself: "Rain will overspread the area between 2 and 5 a.m., then transition to a mix of sleet and wet snow from west to east between 5 and 8 a.m".

The good news is that a glimmer of sunshine and temperatures in the 40s are expected by Monday afternoon. The low Wednesday night is 34.

Travellers returning from bank holiday trips faced delays as heavy rain and snow closed roads.

Because the ground will be warm, the snow is not likely to stick in Manhattan but it could accumulate in the outer boroughs, New Jersey, Long Island and CT.

"Expect a swatch of 1"-3" across much of the center portions of the state, while lesser amounts of less than 1" in far northern and far southern counties. High near 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 21 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

"Rainfall amounts will be between 1/4 to 1/2" of rain.

An isolated thunderstorm is possible in southeastern communities.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

That may linger into the early part of Saturday with another chance for precipitation Sunday.

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