Paterson is preparing for a snowy start to the week, with an expected accumulation of 2 to 4 inches of snow from Monday night through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday night will see the onset of the snowy conditions, with snow expected to begin after 7 p.m.
Residents should prepare for a cold night with temperatures dropping to around 27 degrees. Winds will be mild, originating from the southwest at about 6 mph before becoming light and variable later in the evening.
The chance of snow is high, with an 80% probability of precipitation. The National Weather Service predicts new snow accumulation in the range of 2 to 4 inches.
The snowfall is anticipated to extend into Tuesday. The forecast suggests a combination of snow and freezing rain during the day, especially before noon. Afternoon conditions are expected to include rain, snow, and freezing rain, likely to occur between noon and 4 p.m. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover near 33 degrees, with wind chill values between 20 and 25. Winds will shift from northeast to northwest at 6 to 13 mph in the afternoon. The likelihood of precipitation remains at 80%, with an additional snow accumulation of around an inch possible, along with a minimal ice accumulation.
Residents are advised to take necessary precautions, such as planning for potential travel disruptions and ensuring readiness for winter weather conditions.