South Jersey faces mailman forecast: snow, sleet, rain

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The first flakes of South Jersey’s first measurable snowfall of the year could be just a few hours away on Sunday, Nov. 8. Depending on where you live, you’ll see different combinations of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain during the day.

Early morning National Weather Service radar indicates snow was already falling west of Philadelphia and appears on target for an early afternoon arrival across the Garden State.

Areas to the west of Route 206 are most likely to get up to an inch of snow before the precipitation changes to sleet, freezing rain and all rain later this evening.

Coastal portions of Atlantic, County and Cape May County will receive snow, but no accumulations are likely, according to the National Weather Service.

Western portions of Atlantic County could get some accumulation before the changeover occurs, the National Weather Service said.

The snow will be caused by moisture running up and over an advancing warm front. Because the moisture will fall through much colder air, it will begin as snow. Once the warm front gets here later today, the snow will begin to change to rain.

Temperatures in the 20s at daybreak should rise into the middle 30s during the afternoon. Temperatures will continue to rise during the evening hours and into the middle 40s overnight, the Weather Service said.

The rain will last through the overnight hours before dissipating during the day on Monday, Dec. 9.

South Jersey outlook: More snow on Tuesday?

A second batch of mixed precipitation that includes snow, rain and sleet could cover the area again on Tuesday, Dec. 10. A low pressure system is expected to slide off the coast to the south of South Jersey and temperatures will remain in the middle-30s allowing for the chance of a second batch of snow in less than a week, the National Weather Service said.

 To read the predictions for a white Christmas click Will South Jersey have a white Christmas in 2013?


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