Winter storm watch for late-season snowstorm

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There is no escaping the winter storm on which could produce the largest snowfall of the season, according to a winter storm watch posted Saturday morning by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center./weatherbell analytics, www.weatherbell.com There is no escaping the winter storm on which could produce the largest snowfall of the season, according to a winter storm watch posted Saturday morning by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center./weatherbell analytics, www.weatherbell.com There could be no escaping Monday’s winter storm which could produce the largest snowfall of the season, according to a winter storm watch posted Saturday morning by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

“This is projecting to be a high impact weather event for Monday,” the Weather Service said.

Winter storm watch, locations

Winter storm warnings could be issued later Saturday or Sunday as the storm approaches from the Ohio Valley.

The winter storm watch is for late Sunday night through Monday evening for Maryland’s eastern shore and the northern two-thirds of Delaware and for South Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the area beginning Sunday night and lasting into Monday morning./NWS The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the area beginning Sunday night and lasting into Monday morning./NWS Winter storm possible snow totals

Between 6-10 inches of snow is expected, the Weather Service said. A tenth-of-an-inch of rain could develop.

“While there is still uncertainty regarding the amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain that will occur late Sunday night and Monday, there is little doubt that a winter storm is on the way,” the National Weather Service said.

The storm will contain snow, sleet and freezing rain all changing to snow on Monday morning, the Weather Service said.

Forecasting models still unsure

As of Saturday morning, the leading weather forecasting models are still unsure over the snow totals and where the flakes fall Monday across South Jersey.

AccuWeather is predicting a foot of snow across most of the area. The European weather model concentrates the 12-inch snowfall around Cape May. The Canadian weather model calls for only about 3-6 inches of accumulation. Meanwhile the National Weather Service is forecasting nearly a foot of snow across most of the area except the immediate coastal portions of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Near-record cold temperatures possible

As temperatures fall from a Sunday high of 49 degrees, mixed precipitation will develop late Sunday night, the National Weather Service said. South Jersey temperatures will reach the upper 20s by Monday morning.

North winds of 10-20 mph with gusts of 25 mph will create times of blowing and drifting snow, the Weather Service said.

Those northerly winds will usher in possible record-setting cold on Monday night and Tuesday morning when South Jersey temperatures dip to zero and 10 degrees, the Weather Service said.

Early morning single digit temperatures are likely to remain in place early next week, according to National Weather Service forecasts./Rutgers Early morning single digit temperatures are likely to remain in place early next week, according to National Weather Service forecasts./Rutgers

 

 

 


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