Weather service ups snowfall amounts, but keeps changeover to rain

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There is good news and bad news contained in the 5 p.m. Friday snowstorm briefing update posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. There is good news and bad news contained in the 5 p.m. Friday snowstorm briefing update posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

There is good news and bad news contained in the 5 p.m. Friday snowstorm briefing update posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

The good isn’t too terribly good and the bad isn’t too terribly bad.

Saturday snow totals

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has upped its Saturday, Dec. 14 snowfall forecast for Atlantic and Cape May counties but maintains an early changeover to all rain.

The National Weather Service is now forecasting 1-2 inches of snow to fall early Saturday morning in the western portions of Atlantic County.

About an inch or less will fall in eastern Atlantic County and in Cape May County, the National Weather Service said.

Saturday wakeup temperatures

South Jersey temperatures at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 will be about 29 degrees and below the freezing mark, the National Weather Service forecasts. As a result, the first hours of precipitation will come down as snow.

However, South Jersey temperatures will warm up into the middle 30s by 1 p.m. and allow for a changeover to all rain.

Atlantic County and Cape May County temperatures are expected to stay in the middle 30s overnight, the Weather Service said.

If temperatures remain as warm as forecast, the rain will last throughout Saturday evening without changing back to snow, the Weather Service said.

Nova Scotia bound low pressure system

The low pressure system that is providing the moisture needed for Saturday’s soaking mess will quickly transfer its energy to a developing low off the coast, the Weather Service said.

The changeover will occur Saturday evening and shouldn’t cause any coastal flooding concerns, the Weather Service said.

The new low will speed off toward Nova Scotia in eastern Canada, the Weather Service said.

Saturday Snow: Who get’s blasted?

According to the latest National Weather Service snowfall predictions, central Pennsylvania will receive 6-8 inches of snow on Saturday. Areas along the I-95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania could get 2-4 inches.

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