Residents say they were surprised at the amount of snow that fell in such a quick period of time.
Meteorologists are predicting the Lehigh Valley will see snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches between late Sunday and mid-day Monday. Heavier around Marathon county and farther south.
After a break this evening, more snow will develop late tonight and continue through Tuesday, mainly south of a line from Morris to Saint Cloud to Rush City, with accumulations heaviest near the Minnesota River. How much precipitation, rain or snow, has not yet been determined. A difference in temperatures by a couple of degrees one way or another could lead to more snow or more rain as part of the mixture.
Snow began falling from 3am this morning while temperatures, which were in the low 40s, plummeted to below the mid-30s.
Drier-than-expected air near the surface helped to evaporate the snow before it reached the ground, Jones said.
A low-pressure system off the coast will have enough moisture to create a springtime snowfall on Monday, just in time for the morning commute. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Expect about 3 to 4 inches in the New Brunswick area and 2 to 3 inches around Freehold and Trenton.
Driving conditions have improved but motorists should watch for snow-covered and snow-packed roads in areas where snow accumulated.
Today's snowstorm comes as another storm battered the Midwest over the weekend, dumping a foot of snow in northern Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio. Both areas are under a winter weather advisory.
Some schools were holding delayed openings and few were closed. Strong winds also continue across the region and a wind gust of up to 68 miles per hour was recorded at the Rapid City Airport in South Dakota late Friday.