Winter Storm Athena To Bring Rain, Snow, Strong Wind

Governor Christie said nor'easter expected to slow the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Winter weather advisory is in effect.

Athena is at the door.

Winter Storm Athena has forced a winter weather advisory for much of North Jersey, with the National Weather Service forecasting snow, sleet and rain for Wednesday and a snowy mix for Thursday. Temperatures are expected to be at or just below freezing Wednesday and in the low 40s on Thursday.

The winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, and 60mph wind gusts could blow over much of the area.

The Weather Channel is predicting that the “subtle” system will strengthen as it moves up the coast.

Accuweather.com is reporting that snowflakes are falling in Pennsauken, which is located across from Philadelphia on the Delaware River.

According to meteorologists, snow is expected to begin falling in Central Jersey at noon and change over to rain and warmer air moves further inland. Some coastal flooding could occur as well.

North Jersey could get hit with snow, rain, and high winds, which could hamper the region’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. That storm left millions without power and heat for days. Some North Jersey residents still don’t have power and are pleading with PSE&G and JCP&L to get their power back.

"You can probably expect that if you've gotten power, some of you may lose power again," Christie said.

Warren Bobrow November 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Next are locusts and frogs
DudleyDoRight November 07, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Don't forget boils.
John Dunphy November 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
What has me more interested in this is the fact someone in charge of these things has deemed every single weather event to now require a name.
John S Wood November 07, 2012 at 05:54 PM
With two storms back to back it looks like we may have a long hard winter.
Eamon Harbord November 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM
i'm just as interested in why someone would name a storm (athena) after the Greek goddess of wisdom who was born from Zeus' skull. Have to wonder if the people naming the storms ever took a mythology course
kjchat November 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
since when did we start naming nor'easters?? nonsense...
Alexis Devan November 07, 2012 at 07:10 PM
They should use African American names like Shaniqua or Arnell.
Eamon Harbord November 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
It's something new by the Weather Channel. They've actually set up names for all potential winter storms for 2012-13 (patch.com/bvega) ranging from Athena to Gandolf to Iago, Plato and Zeus.
Nose Wayne November 07, 2012 at 09:54 PM
The should name them small, medium, large,huge, head for the hills !!!!!
Jennifer November 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Overheard someone suggesting they all be named A-Rod. They'd never hit then!
Steve G November 08, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I think The Weather Channel independently decided to name it "Athena", hoping it would catch on. http://www.weather.com/news/naming-athena-20121107 Seems like the actual National Weather Service is hoping it won't. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/storm-coverage-varies-athena-easter-article-1.1198483
RM November 08, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Name the storms after politicians. This way we have a reason to hate them
Nose Wayne November 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
What happens if they name it and we don't get hit with it ? Do they still name it ?
Mark Braemer November 08, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Best to name them after community organizers and we can pray they blow out of town.


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