South Jersey winter weather advisory for snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain

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South Jersey is under a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center which is forecasting a snow to rain event beginning later Tuesday, Feb. 4./NWS South Jersey is under a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center which is forecasting a snow to rain event beginning later Tuesday, Feb. 4./NWS South Jersey is under a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center which is forecasting a snow to rain event beginning later Tuesday, Feb. 4. The winter weather advisory is in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 through 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 for portions of Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic and Cumberland counties. Areas to the west, including Philadelphia, Gloucester, Salem and Camden counties are under a winter storm warning.

There are no advisories or warnings issued for Cape May County.

Snow begins late Tuesday

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center is calling for a period of snow, sleet and freezing rain beginning later this evening. Atlantic County could expect anywhere from a coating to an inch of snow before the changeover begins. The National Weather Service is forecasting less than a tenth-of-an-inch of ice to form.

“Snow and sleet will overspread the area late this evening,” the National Weather Service said. “Then quickly change over to sleet and freezing rain overnight into early Wednesday morning.”

Up to an inch of rain could fall across South Jersey by the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 5./NWS Up to an inch of rain could fall across South Jersey by the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 5./NWS Temperatures will quickly warm up past the freezing mark Wednesday morning, allowing any freezing rain to change over to all rain.

The rain should end by Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Driving could be hazardous this evening if roads ice up because of the snow and freezing rain that is forecast to fall, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday’s high temperatures should reach the lower 40s, the National Weather Service said.

Up to an inch of rain could fall long the coast, according to the National Weather Service.

Weekend outlook

Forecast models are battling over where a coastal low could form later this weekend and its impact on a possible storm. While some models still call for heavy snow inland, others forecasting models are limiting the impact to just a few inches along the Jersey Shore. All of the models are beginning to hold off the snow until a Sunday-into-Monday time period. 


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