NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey will get through the Super Bowl without any snow. But football fans will face a rough day after.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for coastal and southern sections that will be in effect for most of Monday, while winter weather advisories will be in place for the rest of the state.
Forecasters say 4 to 6 inches of snow are possible overall and that visibility could be limited to a quarter mile or less at times.
The precipitation is expected to start as rain or sleet before dawn and then change to snow in the late morning. The snow could be heavy at times in the afternoon before it leaves the region Monday night
Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens and lower 20s on Monday night.
In the city the Office of Emergency Management had issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Monday. The OEM asked New Yorkers to take precautions as the winter weather approached.
Motorists were reminded to monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions and to use mass transit when possible. Drivers were also asked to use major streets and highways, to drive slowly, and to keep information for local towing companies available while on the road.
The OEM suggested that pedestrians exercise caution and avoid slipper surfaces, wear layers to stay war, and to have a heightened awareness of cars particularly when approaching intersections.
But with temperatures in the high forties on Sunday night, many New Yorkers didn’t believe that a white Monday was on the way.
“I don’t think it’s gonna snow tomorrow,” Michael Giordano said.
However, plows were getting ready and in New Jersey some school districts had already opted for delayed openings.
“We have a two-hour delayed opening already,” Madison, N.J. resident Courtney Meeker said.
With football fans from across the country in New York for the Super Bowl wet weather could create issues at area airports, but not everyone is worried.
“Then I hang out in New York a little bit. Not the worst thing in the world,” Denver resident Dennis Miller said.
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