Winter stages a comeback for South Jersey

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A relentless winter season is not going away anytime soon, according to the National Weather Service which has issued a hazardous weather outlook for snow tonight followed by snow-to-rain mid-week coastal storm as a rainy patter persists across the country./NOAA A relentless winter season is not going away anytime soon, according to the National Weather Service which has issued a hazardous weather outlook for snow tonight followed by snow-to-rain mid-week coastal storm as a rainy patter persists across the country./NOAA A relentless winter season is not going away anytime soon, according to the National Weather Service which has issued a hazardous weather outlook for a little snow tonight followed by snow-to-rain, mid-week coastal storm.

Worst yet, long-range models indicate a coastal storm could bring the Middle Atlantic States another batch of snow or rain next weekend while a rainy pattern persists for much of the northern portion of the country.

South Jersey Sunday

Though snow fell over portions of Cape May County on Saturday, Feb. 8, a heavier snowfall is expected after 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holy Forecast Center.

The National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of snow could fall during the overnight hours of Sunday, Feb. 9 into Monday, Feb. 10./NWS The National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of snow could fall during the overnight hours of Sunday, Feb. 9 into Monday, Feb. 10./NWS A quick-hitting clipper system will cross the area and could drop between a dusting to 2 inches of snow over much of the area, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

A dusting of snow is possible this afternoon when some of the precipitation could change over to rain when temperatures peak out in the mid-30s, the National Weather Service said.

A second batch of precipitation – all snow – will fall overnight bringing the total accumulation to 1-2 inches, the National Weather Service said.

Of course, precipitation amounts could change if the clipper system changes course by 50 or so miles or if it snows down or speeds up.

The National Weather Service reminds drivers that any snowmelt will refreeze during the overnight hours, leading to slippery driving conditions.

South Jersey could expect nearly 1 inch of moisture content by Wednesday thanks to Sunday's snowfall and a mid-week coastal storm./NWS South Jersey could expect nearly 1 inch of moisture content by Wednesday thanks to Sunday's snowfall and a mid-week coastal storm./NWS South Jersey workweek

The sun returns on Monday but temperatures will remain about 10 degrees below their seasonal averages with a high of about 34 degrees. Tuesday turns colder with a high temperature of only 30 degrees under sunny conditions.

South Jersey midweek

A coastal low pressure system could deliver snow on Wednesday afternoon. However, any snow should turn to rain as temperatures climb higher and remain mostly above the freezing mark, the National Weather Service said.

Any snow that falls will quickly melt on Thursday when the mercury will reach 44 degrees with a 90 percent chance of rain.

Three systems could bring less than six inches of snow to South Jersey during the next seven days./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Three systems could bring less than six inches of snow to South Jersey during the next seven days./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Long-term outlook

The GFS model for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, shows a coastal low-pressure system that could bring enough cold air to deliver a few inches of snow. However, total accumulation for the week – all three snow events – is expected to be less than 6 inches in South Jersey. Most likely, each snowfall would only amount to 1-2 inches then.

But as athletes say, there's always a reason why they play game no matter what the forecast is.

 


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