Monmouth County residents woke up this morning to the first snow of 2013.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), anywhere from a half-inch, to an inch and a half of snow fell Monday night, causing hazardous road conditions this morning. At 9:30 a.m. the NWS reported that it was 19 degrees in the Matawan area, but with the wind chill, it felt more like 15 degrees outside. Due to the drop in temperature, the NWS has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of New Jersey, including Monmouth County.
The Special Weather Statement asks residents to watch out for icy road conditions this morning, suggesting that drivers use extra care while on the roads and to leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 25 today. Tonight, temperatures could drop to 11 degrees with a wind chill making it feel as low as zero outside.