Alberta clipper to pummel Northeast, annoy Middle Atlantic states

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For the fourth time in the past two weeks, a quick-moving storm could make a mess of the early morning commute across South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, Dec. 17. For the fourth time in the past two weeks, a quick-moving storm could make a mess of the early morning commute across South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, Dec. 17. For the fourth time in the past two weeks, a quick-moving storm could make a mess of the early morning commute across South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, Dec. 17. However, eastern portions of Massachusetts could get another 3-6 inches of snow after receiving a 14-inch dumping over the weekend.

Here’s the outlook:

Monday cool down before the clipper arrives

Seasonably cold temperatures will remain in place on Monday, Dec. 16 under abundant sunshine. South Jersey mainland highs will only reach the freezing mark and about 10 degrees colder than normal, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer closer to the Atlantic Ocean.

Alberta Clipper targets Middle Atlantic

An Alberta Clipper system will cross the Middle Atlantic States on Tuesday, Dec. 17 bringing a cold start to the day and a chance of a dusting to half an inch of snow around daybreak across South Jersey.

A southwest wind of 8-14 mph will drive Tuesday’s high temperatures into the middle 40s. Any minor snowfall will change over to rain in South Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

An Alberta Clipper system is named after low pressure systems that appear to form over Alberta, a Canadian providence in the middle portion of the country. Alberta Clippers race to the southeast and usually don’t contain too much moisture. As a result, Alberta Clippers usually drop just a few inches of snow.

 Woes for Boston

Once the Alberta Clipper clears the coast, a secondary low pressure system will form and race of the Atlantic seaboard, the National Weather Service said.

The low pressure system could deliver a round of 3- to 6-inch snowfall across New England, the Weather Service said.

South Jersey weekend warm up

Temperatures across South Jersey, the Middle Atlantic States and much of the eastern United States will warm up toward the end of the week. High temperatures could reach 50 degrees in Philadelphia and South Jersey on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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