The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Atlantic and Cape May counties for the afternoon and evening hours of Wednesday, March 6.
The warning means there is the potential for significant snow that may impact travel and cause power outages, the Weather Service said.
The National Weather Service is predicting 3-5 inches of heavy wet snow to fall tomorrow afternoon and evening.
During the height of the storm, visibilities will be reduced to less than one-quarter of a mile, the Weather Service said.
The evening commute will become more difficult as the storm increases, the Weather Service said.
However, the area will be also be hit with wind-swept rains Wednesday morning as a low pressure system moves to our south and quickly intensifies into a major nor’easter just off the coast.
As a result, the area will be hit steady winds of 25-35 mph with gusts reaching 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Power outages caused by the heavy wet snow, softened ground and high winds should be anticipated, the Weather Service said.
Cape May County high wind warning
The Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for tomorrow morning to afternoon for Cape May County.
Winds are expected to remain in the 35-45 mph range with gusts reaching 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Atlantic Cape May coastal flood warning
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for Atlantic and Cape MayCounties for the high tides to come during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 6 and the morning of Thursday, March 7.
The Weather Service is forecasting the 3:30 a.m. March 7 tide to be between 7.5 and 8 feet above mean lower low water.
A tide of 8.0 MLLW is considered a major flood level by the National Weather Service.
Streets in the low-lying areas of Pleasantville, Absecon, Longport and Somers Point will experience flooding.
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