Weather Service update: Winter storm watch issued for South Jersey

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

The National Weather Service now says there is an 80 percent chance of more than 4 inches of snow during the day on Tuesday, Jan. 21./NWS The National Weather Service now says there is an 80 percent chance of more than 4 inches of snow during the day on Tuesday, Jan. 21./NWS Update: An 80 percent chance of more than 4 inches of snow across South Jersey

South Jersey, the Maryland Shore and Delaware may be the main target of a snowstorm that could deliver more than a half a foot of snow, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

The National Weather Serivce says there is an 80 percent chance of a snowfall greater than 4 inches across portions of South Jersey during the day on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The National Weather Service says 4 to 7 inches of snow is possible.

However, some weather models are forecasting Tuesday's snow to have a 20-1 rain-to-snow ratio instead of a standard 10-to-1 ratio. As a result, snow forecast totals could easily go up as forecasters wrestle with new information during the day Monday, Jan. 20.

“A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact forecasts,” the National Weather Service said.

A clipper storm is expected to redevelop off the Jersey Shore during the day Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Weather Service Forecast said. There is a chance the storm could "bomb out" and shoot more snow-making moisture back across the Middle Atlantic States.

Snowfall is predicted to begin Tuesday morning and continue through the day and into the evening.

The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall during the afternoon and evening hours.

Northerly winds from 10 to 20 mph may cause blowing and drifting conditions, and gusts up to 35 mph may severely limit visibility at times.

Cold to come

After the snow comes the cold. Wednesday’s high temperatures are expected to reach only the low 20s in South Jersey.

The cold could be around for a while. See Tuesday snow could usher in cold weather to last through February. 

For daily weather updates, trivia, long-term trends and more, make sure to like Shore Weather Today on Facebook.

For exciting weather trivia, find out when:

 Boston Molasses Spill Quickly Kills dozens

Cyclone destroys international shipping center

California lake level drops 30 feet overnight

Dense fog causes 100-car pileup

Late season hurricane causes million in damages

Coastal hurricane causes late-season scare

Lake-effect snowstorm buries city

Before the Bllizzard of '77, this blizzard captured headlines

Wind, snow close off 80-mile gorge

When black rain fell on New York City

Cyclone kills nearly 500,000

Great Lakes disaster kills hundreds of sailors

Smog kills hundreds overnight

Shipping disaster, storm remembered in a hit song

Midwest town hit by F4 tornado, blizzard in the same day

Saint's day so evil they changed its name

Residents used to flooding in this northern Italian city

Europeans panic over nightly sight in the sky

Mountain snows bury western city

U.S. Navy blasted by hurricane

Pioneers trapped by 5-foot snowstorm

7,000 sickened by three-day smog in Pennsylvania

10,000 die in tropical cyclone

Violent storm forces English queen to hide in basement

Out of the world object strikes woman while she sleeps

  The NAM model shows more than 4 inches of snow is likely Tuesday, Jan. 21 for South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The NAM model shows more than 4 inches of snow is likely Tuesday, Jan. 21 for South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com South Jersey, the Maryland Shore and Delaware may be the main target of a Tuesday snow storm that could deliver more than a half a foot of snow, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center./NWS South Jersey, the Maryland Shore and Delaware may be the main target of a Tuesday snow storm that could deliver more than a half a foot of snow, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center./NWS

 

 

 


blog comments powered by Disqus