South Jersey Snow: An inch or more before change to rain on Sunday

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Chances are portions of South Jersey will receive between a dusting and 2 inches of snow on Sunday before the moisture associated with this weekend’s Appalachian Mountain express turns to all rain./NWS Chances are portions of South Jersey will receive between a dusting and 2 inches of snow on Sunday before the moisture associated with this weekend’s Appalachian Mountain express turns to all rain./NWS

Chances are portions of South Jersey will receive between a dusting and 2 inches of snow on Sunday before the moisture associated with this weekend’s Appalachian Mountain express turns to all rain.

A developing low pressure system will climb up the Appalachian Mountains on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Residents of portions of the Middle Atlantic States, including areas of South Jersey, can expect a mixed bag of precipitation that includes snow, sleet, freezing rain and all rain, the National Weather Service said in a briefing issued Friday, Dec. 6.

“A cold front that moved through the region Friday morning is bringing colder air for the weekend,” said Joe Miketta, a meteorologist with the Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Even though portions of South Jersey reached 63 degrees in advance of the front on Friday morning, almost everyone will be trapped in by temperatures in the middle 40s on Saturday.

“High temperatures on Sunday will be even colder” he said, “with highs in the upper 20s north and mid 30s south.”

The current rainfall should end during the early morning ours on Saturday.

“A second precipitation event will affect the region late Sunday morning into Monday,” Miketta said.

Precipitation that fall from an advancing warm front will meet up with the cold air that is already in place and bring snow on Sunday to eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

As the warmer air makes it to the Delaware Valley, the snow will change over to sleet and freezing rain, he said.

The changeover will take longer to happen in the north, he said.

South Jersey residents can expect a changeover to all rain, he said.

Residents can expect snowfall predictions to be updated often during this storm because forecast models are still wresting with two things: Exactly when will it get here and how cold will it be when it arrives.

As of Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service was predicting an inch or more of snow to fall on Sunday over western portions of Atlantic County. Residents in eastern Atlantic County and Cape May County could expect to receive an inch of snow or less.

 

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