The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly has issued a winter storm watch for Mercer County that is in effect until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The heaviest snow will occur between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The Mercer region will receive about three to five inches of snow. More snow is expected south and east of Philadelphia.
The morning commute will be slippery. Leave extra time for the drive to work.
Temperatures tonight through Wednesday are expected to become more moderate, with wind chills remaining above zero. Another arctic front is expected late Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday night through Friday night will likely be as cold or colder than they were Sunday and Monday, but winds will not be as strong.
Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane posted a note just before 7 p.m. Monday.
“Current predictions are for snow to begin late tonight and continue through tomorrow morning. Expectations are for 3-5 inches,” he wrote. “The current forecast would suggest at least a delayed opening for Tues., Feb. 17, but that could change depending on the line and the timing of the storm. I will be joining the other Mercer Superintendents in a conference call tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss options. If I can make an initial decision tonight, I will. That would be my preference. It may be, however, that the decision would be more accurately made tomorrow morning around 5 a.m.”
Just after 5 a.m. it was announced that the Princeton Public Schools will be closed Tuesday.