Good day South Jersey! Hope you packed your rain gear today for the morning walk to schoo or ride to work through slushy, rainy and just plain miserable conditions. Be sure to smile, because the worst may be yet to come.
We’ve been lucky so far.
South Jersey residents were spared from the devastating effects of Friday and Saturday’s huge snowstorm that dropped 41 inches of snow on portions of Connecticut.
The temperatures on Monday, Feb. 11 are expected to reach the low- to mid-50s, and the rain should end by early afternoon.
Tuesday will greet us with lots of sunshine and temperatures that should reach a seasonal normal of about 46 degrees.
Snowstorm on tap?
But then Mother Nature may have South Jersey in her crosshairs for a new nor’easter planning to ride up the East Coast on Wednesday evening. Though this event will start off as rain because Wednesday’s temperatures could reach 46 degrees, overnight temperatures will fall to a snow-making 30 degrees. That should allow for a change from rain to snow which might come just in time for a messy Thursday morning commute.
The models are beginning to agree on a the low-pressure system passing close enough to the Jersey Shore to give us a good amount of precipitation. That could mean we will get a measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service.
Unfortunately, no one is quite sure how much snow we will get to measure.
However, it seems as though the storm will pull away by midafternoon, leaving South Jersey with clearing and possibly sunny skies.
The last Valentine’s Day snowstorm
Mother Nature last broke the hearts of loving couples on Feb. 13-14, 2007 the skies dropped rain, freezing rain and snow across New Jersey.
February is often a battleground month. It’s the time when winter often turns around with a comeback punch before succumbing to the inevitable warmth caused by more hours of daily sunshine.
Just as our thoughts turn to spring, a few chilly days will arrive to rope us back to reality.
Well, reality nabs us this weekend and early next week when daily high temperatures will not make it out of the 30s.
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