Worst snow storm of the season targets South Jersey

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A worst-case scenario for South Jersey appears to be unfolding according to an updated National Weather Service snow forecast that predicts snow amounts of more than a foot are possible to fall Monday, March 3 across the majority of South Jersey./NWS A worst-case scenario for South Jersey appears to be unfolding according to an updated National Weather Service snow forecast that predicts snow amounts of more than a foot are possible to fall Monday, March 3 across the majority of South Jersey./NWS A worst-case scenario for South Jersey appears to be unfolding according to an updated National Weather Service snow forecast that predicts snow amounts of more than a foot could fall Monday, March 3 across the majority of South Jersey.

Heavy bands of snow will fall between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, tapering off during the afternoon hours, according to the most recent storm forecast posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

By the time the snow ends, more than 8-14 inches of snow could cover the South Jersey landscape, impacting both the morning and evening commutes, closing schools and delaying business openings.

“A significant winter storm will affect the region,” said National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center Meteorologist Larry Nierenberg. “Event timing for the most significant precipitation will be from Sunday night into Monday daytime. Significant amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible with this storm.”

The storm will set up when extremely cold air to the north and warm air to the south will press moisture up through the Ohio Valley and toward the Middle Atlantic States. Rain will begin falling on Sunday afternoon and will change over to all snow as temperatures drop into the 20s during the overnight hours.

“The latest guidance has shifted the most likely area of the heaviest snowfall a bit further south,” Nierenberg said. “Whether this is the start of a trend or a one time change remains to be seen.”

South Jersey daytime highs on Monday will be in the 20s in most locations and about 20 degrees colder than normal, Nierenberg said.

 

 


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