South Jersey could get 6-8 inches of snow by Monday morning

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Despite near 60-degree temperatures on Saturday, snow could be falling across South Jersey by early Monday morning, according to three leading weather forecasting models. Despite near 60-degree temperatures on Saturday, snow could be falling across South Jersey by early Monday morning, according to three leading weather forecasting models. Despite near 60-degree temperatures on Saturday, snow could be falling across South Jersey by early Monday morning, according to three leading weather forecasting models. Once again, the winter without end doesn’t appear to be ending quite yet.

  The GFS indicates that the peak snowfall will occur early durign the day on Monday, March 17./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The GFS indicates that the peak snowfall will occur early durign the day on Monday, March 17./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com According to the European, GFS, GEN and Canadian weather models, South Jersey could receive between 6-8 inches of snow beginning during the overnight hours of Sunday, March 16.

The snow will fall heavily around 6 a.m., Monday, March 17 with rates approaching an inch an hour, according to the GFS model issued at noon, Thursday, March 13.

However, the Canadian GEM model indicates more than a foot of snow could fall over an area that parallels the I-95 and New Jersey Turnpike corridor.

The snow would end later Monday afternoon.

 

There’s a reason why they play the game

Forecasters warn, however, that early model runs don’t always hold true when game day arrives.

For example, the rain that fell across South Jersey on Wednesday, March 12 was originally predicted about 10 days ago to be a decent snowfall instead.

That’s because the low pressure system which passed north of New Jersey was originally forecast to pass to our south and east.

Because of the change in path, South Jersey went from being on the cold and snowy side of the storm to the warm and rainy side instead.

 

No official National Weather Service forecast yet

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has not issued a weather advisory and won’t do so until we get closer to the potential storm’s arrival.

Remember, forecasts change. It is best to be prepared in case the worse-case scenario plays out. It's always better to smile about a near miss afterward.

 

 


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