A winter storm watch is now in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Predicted snow accumulations are 6 to 10 inches.
Snow early on Friday is forecast to change to rain during the daylight hours, then back to heavy snow late in the day on Friday and into the evening. A snowfall rate of one to two inches an hour may happen during the heaviest snowfall.
Winds of 30 to 40 mph will produce drifts as well. There is also a small chance of a thunderstorm during the storm. Expect temperatures in the 25 to 30 degree range.
Clark Police have issued the following Nixle alert regarding the storm: "Advisory: a winter snow storm will be blanketing Clark Twsp late tonight into Sat Morning please drive safely if you must drive schools have 1/2 day"
Clark and Garwood schools have already declared an early dismissal for tomorrow.
Register for Nixle alerts:
1. From any cell phone, text the zip code (07066) to 888777. In this way, you will receive text messages only.
2. Go to www.nixle.com and register. You must enter a valid email address with the option of entering a cell phone as well. If you choose this method, you will receive information via email and/or text message.