Winter weather advisory in effect for tri-state counties coated in sleet, freezing rain

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NEW JERSEY – A winter weather advisory is in effect Tuesday for much of northern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley as freezing rain and sleet slicken roadways and coat the region with a sheet of ice, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory is set to expire at 11 a.m. and applies to the following counties in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the agency said:

  • Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, New London, Western Passaic, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester

That advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. for counties north of the suburbs, including the Poconos, Catskills, Finger Lakes region and Syracuse, according to NWS.

About an inch of sleet and a trace to a tenth of an inch of ice are expected to coat the roads and sidewalks before the storm moves out, the NWS predicts. Sleet and freezing rain will continue through the morning then change to rain by noon.