Changing wintry forecast benefits South Jersey

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A changing weekend snow forecast could benefit battle-weary South Jersey residents at the cost of those living up in the Pocono Mountains, according to a Saturday morning statement posted by the National Weather Service./NWS A changing weekend snow forecast could benefit battle-weary South Jersey residents at the cost of those living up in the Pocono Mountains, according to a Saturday morning statement posted by the National Weather Service./NWS A changing weekend snow forecast could benefit battle-weary South Jersey residents at the cost of those living up in the Pocono Mountains, according to a Saturday morning statement posted by the National Weather Service.

Despite a cold start on Saturday morning, temperatures could warm up enough to bring a period of rain instead of snow to northern Delaware and South Jersey on Sunday. Let’s hope so.

South Jersey weekend: Saturday

The cold continues with the South Jersey mainland high temperatures expected to reach 33 degrees Saturday, Feb. 8. While those temperatures are considered normal for residents of the Great Lakes area, South Jersey highs in early February should be nearing the mid-40s.

There is a 20 percent chance of slight snow showers after 2 p.m. with no accumulation expected, the National Weather Service said. A northwest wind of 6 mph is predicted to keep a wintry chill in the air.

South Jersey weekend: Sunday

Snow is likely after 5 p.m., but less than half an inch of accumulation is expected, the National Weather Service said. The chance or precipitation is 60 percent with a high of 34 degrees, about 10 degrees colder than normal.

Though this weekend snowfall totals are expected to be less than an inch in South Jersey, the Pocono Mountains could receive several hours of heavy snowfall on Sunday, Feb. 9./NWS Though this weekend snowfall totals are expected to be less than an inch in South Jersey, the Pocono Mountains could receive several hours of heavy snowfall on Sunday, Feb. 9./NWS Pocono snow

According to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center, significant snow is forecast Sunday north of Philadelphia in the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos and the northern section of New Jersey.

A 6- to 9-hour event of powdery snow could lead to one-half-mile visibility at times when the storm generates inch and hour snow rates. The worst time is expected to be between 3 and 10 p.m.

Less snow is expected in Philadelphia, and milder temperatures could lead to mostly rain in Delaware and South Jersey.

 South Jersey workweek weather

The cold continues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 10-12 with sunshine. Monday’s high is expected to be 35, but Tuesday could chill down to 28 degrees or lower. Wednesday’s high temperature could reach 37 degrees. Overnight lows will sink into the teens in most areas.

  A coastal low could bring a fews days of rain to the Jersey Shore beginning Wednesday night./NWS A coastal low could bring a fews days of rain to the Jersey Shore beginning Wednesday night./NWS Mid-week coastal?

A low- pressure system is forecast to move up the coast Wednesday, Feb. 12 that could bring a wintry mix to South Jersey and the possibility of snow farther inland, the National Weather Service said. The system should turn to rain on Thursday and last until Friday.

 

  A changing weekend snow forecast could benefit battle-weary South Jersey residents at the cost of those living up in the Pocono Mountains, according to a Saturday morning statement posted by the National Weather Service./Rutgers A changing weekend snow forecast could benefit battle-weary South Jersey residents at the cost of those living up in the Pocono Mountains, according to a Saturday morning statement posted by the National Weather Service./Rutgers

 

 


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