UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Issued Through Saturday Morning
The storm's track is becoming more clear as it approaches and PSE&G is gearing up for what they say could be widespread power outages.
The National Weather Service has upgraded the forecast for tomorrow's predicted storm from a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning as of Thursday afternoon.
The storm will affect the Princeton area the hardest from Friday night through Saturday morning. Depending on the track of the storm there could be snow accumulation of anywhere from 6 to 10 inches as well as "possibly a trace of ice,' according to the warning.
There may be some snow on Friday morning that is expected to shift temporarily to rain before the full force of the snow is expected to arrive into Friday evening. As much as one or two inches of snow could fall per hour with winds upwards of 40 MPH making for more hazardous conditions. There is also a chance for a thunderstorm rolling through.
By Saturday morning the snow is expected to slow down making for a sunny and windy start to the weekend.
PSE&G is monitoring the track of the storm and is making emergency preparations to respond to what may be widespread power outages.
To report downed wires or power outages, call 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at pseg.com.
PSE&G advises customers wise to have an emergency kit on hand. Here are some things to include:
- A battery powered radio.
- A corded telephone. (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out.)
- Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
- A first-aid kit.
- Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
- A non-electric can opener.
- Matches and candles with holders.
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags.