Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, November 26, 2012 02:47 pm
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP â€“ Weather forecasters seem to have an answer for South Jersey residents who wondered if they would carry an umbrella or a snowbrush to work on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
You can leave the snowbrush tucked away in the shed or garage, next to the snow shovel and ice melt for a little longer.
Once again, forecasters say most of Atlantic County will get just rain on Tuesday afternoon while residents living west of Route 206 could receive their second dose of white stuff this year.
National Weather Service forecasters in the Mt. Holly forecast center say Atlantic County has an 80 percent chance of rain on Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 40s. Showers are likely to end in the evening. Overnight temperatures will sink to the lower 30s.
Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies with temperatures reaching the mid-40s.
Tuesdayâ€™s rain will be the result of two low pressure systems merging together early Tuesday before moving over the North Carolina-Virginia border and out to the Atlantic.
The warmer eastern side will deliver mostly rain, but areas to the north could get snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Because the atmosphere doesnâ€™t have enough of a blocking mechanism to turn the combined system up and along the coast, rain and snow numbers will be lower than what fell during the early November snowstorm.
Areas to the immediate west of Philadelphia might get 1-3 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service forecast issued Monday, Nov. 26.
Looking ahead, the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center predicts warmer-than-normal temperatures through the first half of December.