Two-pronged snow showers to deliver weekend nuisance in South Jersey

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

A pair of weather systems will pass by South Jersey this weekend leaving a less than an inch of snow across the area and much, much, less than the storm 15-day totals featured on Facebook posts late last week, weather forecasters say./NWS A pair of weather systems will pass by South Jersey this weekend leaving a less than an inch of snow across the area and much, much, less than the storm 15-day totals featured on Facebook posts late last week, weather forecasters say./NWS

A pair of weather systems is expected to pass by South Jersey this weekend leaving less than an inch of snow across the area – much, much, less than the 15-day storm totals featured on Facebook posts late last week, weather forecasters say.

“A series of relatively weak storm systems will affect the region over the weekend. This will give us a couple opportunities at some light snow events over the weekend, which should only have minor impacts,” said Gary Szatkowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly Forecast Center. “Other than snow, there are no other significant impacts expected.”

Icing will not be a problem, Szatkowski said. No coastal flooding is expected.

Snow totals

Areas to the north of I-95 could receive 2-4 inches of snow, Szatkowski said.
The areas of Atlantic, Ocean, Burlington and Cape May Counties should receive less than an inch of snow, he said.

Timing

“Snowfall amounts in the south are mostly likely from Saturday into Saturday night,” Szatkowski continued. “Snowfall amounts in the north are most likely Saturday night into Sunday.”

High temperatures on Saturday are forecast to reach 38 degrees. Sunday’s mainland high will be a few degrees cooler at 34 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Midweek worries?

National Weather Service weather maps indicate that a coastal low-pressure system will emerge from the Gulf of Mexico and climb the eastern seaboard during the middle of next week.

However, the National Weather Service extended outlook tends to keep the low close enough to the coast to enable it to deliver temperatures warmer than freezing. As a result, forecasters say the upcoming storm is likely to deliver a wintry mix of precipitation.

 

 

 

 


blog comments powered by Disqus