First flakes begin covering the South Jersey mainland

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Roads were already covered in snow by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21/R.J. Liberatore Jr. Roads were already covered in snow by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21/R.J. Liberatore Jr.

The first snowflakes have begun falling across South Jersey and travel conditions are quickly worsening, according to media reports from across South Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

As a result, government offices, businesses and schools are closing early for the day in preparation for a snowstorm that has the potential to deliver 1-2 inches of snow per hour, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

By 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, heavy snow could be falling over much of South Jersey, the National Weather Service says. Snowfall could last until after midnight.

A difficult forecast has weather forecasters from across the Tri-State area wrestling with a changing forecast.

Though the storm was originally feared to be a coastal monster, changing forecast models now suggest the heaviest snow will fall along the I-95 and I-295 corridor from Philadelphia through New York City.

Those areas could get hit with 10-15 inches of snow.

 Areas along the Jersey shore might get as little as six inches of snow but more snow is possible depending on how quickly the storm forms off the coast, forecasters say.

Higher snow levels are possible further inland and especially on the other side of Routes 206 and 54. The first snowflakes have begun falling across South Jersey and travel conditions are quickly worsening, according to media reports from across South Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The first snowflakes have begun falling across South Jersey and travel conditions are quickly worsening, according to media reports from across South Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com


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