Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Monday Morning; Weather Service Warns Slippery Roads are Possible
The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Monday morning (January 2, 2016) for Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Forecasters at the Mount Holly forecast office warn that untreated roads and walkways may become ice covered and slippery.
The advisory for "pockets of freezing rain" runs 4 am through 8 am on Monday. Light rain is forecast to move into the area early Monday. The rain may freeze on untreated surfaces first thing on Monday, but temperatures will quickly rise above freezing on Monday. Before temperatures rise, however, a light glaze of ice possible, according to forecasters.
Temperatures just after 11 pm on Sunday (January 1) were in the upper 20s across most of Ocean County. Icing definitely won't be a problem later on Monday. In fact, temperatures will reach the middle 40s by Monday afternoon across the Jersey Shore.
Monday morning may be a holiday from work for many so most will sleep through this small battle with winter weather. If you're out and about early tomorrow morning use caution if you're on the roads. Ocean County Trafficwatch will have the latest road conditions on-air all morning either way.
You can get Meteorologist Dan Zarrow's forecast any time online.