South Jersey rain ending by afternoon, weekend weather up in the air

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Though 352 Atlantic City Electric residents in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township are waiting for their power to be restored, it seems as most of South Jersey faired very well from our most recent storm at of 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 5./NWS Though 352 Atlantic City Electric residents in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township are waiting for their power to be restored, it seems as most of South Jersey faired very well from our most recent storm at of 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 5./NWS Though 352 Atlantic City Electric customers in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township are waiting for their power to be restored, it seems as though most of South Jersey fared well in our most recent storm as of 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The second of three storms to affect South Jersey this week should behave as predicted, turning Wednesday into a damp and dreary day until the rain stops by midafternoon.

Then our sights turn toward a weekend storm ...

 South Jersey Wednesday lookout

Overnight rain showers should dissipate by midafternoon Wednesday because most of the moisture appears to be headed up the spine of the Appalachian Mountains instead of along the coast, according to the National Weather Service.

Look for temperatures to climb into the middle 40s today. Look for seasonably cool temperatures, just like most of this winter, through the rest of the week.

The weather-watching fun begins this weekend.

Weekend outlook

Long-term models have continued to disagree over the South Jersey weekend storm potential for the past two weeks. While some models caught social media headlines with historic 30-inch snowfall forecasts, others quietly forecasted 1-6 inch tallies instead.

Though snowfall totals varied with each model run, a trend appeared that showed that somebody in the Middle Atlantic and New England states would get hammered by snow this week.

According to Wednesday morning’s GFS run, South Jersey will get caught up in the relatively dry area between two low-pressure systems over the weekend. While we are likely to get a few inches of snow, it seems the bulk of the moisture associated with the northern storm will stay to the north.

That’s good news.

Even better is that the coastal storm is not expected to get close enough to affect South Jersey with significant snows.

But remember, the weekend storm is still five days away, and forecasts can change on a daily basis. Remember to check back and check often, as they say.

It seems like everyone – young, old, man, woman – can’t wait for the weather gods to shout the all-clear call for no more snow. And it now seems as though the warming of spring may finally be on our side. Daily high temperatures are setting the stage to say goodbye to the 30s in the next two weeks.

And once the 40s reappear on a regular basis, the snowflakes tend to disappear.

Finally.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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