Get your snow shovels ready. Old Man Winter is coming back to Highland Park for a second go-around.
The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning from around 7 p.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday for Highland Park and the surrounding communities. A combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain may leave the borough covered with three to eight inches of snow, and two-tenths of an inch of ice.
Highland Park schools and municipal offices had announced no closings as of Sunday afternoon.
According to the alert, the snow should arrive late Sunday evening before mixing with sleet and freezing rain late Sunday into Monday morning. The weather service predicts the storm will change back to snow before ending gradually Monday afternoon. Road conditions are expected to be hazardous Sunday night and Monday, with “significant” impact on the Monday morning commute.
At the storm’s worst, visibility will be less than half a mile at times. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s and into the teens Monday afternoon and evening.
Winter Storm Juno, which struck last weekend, left a reported five inches of snow, significantly less than the 18 inches some forecasts had predicted. In a statement released after that storm, Don Rish, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, described the DPW as ready for more winter weather.
“The DPW was ready for a blizzard, and we are well-prepared for future storms,” he said.