South Jersey faces winter storm watch for Sunday, Monday

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Once again South Jersey is facing a winter storm watch for accumulating snowfall, according to a notice posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. A winter storm watch means winter storm conditions could occur within the next 48 hours. Most South Jersey residents, unfortunately, know the drill because of the prolonged winter season of 2014 -15./NWS Once again South Jersey is facing a winter storm watch for accumulating snowfall, according to a notice posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. A winter storm watch means winter storm conditions could occur within the next 48 hours. Most South Jersey residents, unfortunately, know the drill because of the prolonged winter season of 2014 -15./NWS

Once again South Jersey is facing a winter storm watch for accumulating snowfall, according to a notice posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. A winter storm watch means winter storm conditions could occur within the next 48 hours. Most South Jersey residents, unfortunately, know the drill because of the prolonged winter season of 2014 -15.

Winter storm warning

The winter storm warning is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday morning for all of Delaware, the eastern shore of Maryland and Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

The highest snowfall levels will be to the south, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast./NWS The highest snowfall levels will be to the south, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast./NWS South Jersey snow amounts

The watch area could receive between 3-6 inches of snow with the highest levels of accumulations expected to fall in central and southern Delmarva and southeast New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

Storm timing

During the day on Sunday, an area of precipitation will move out of the Tennessee Valley and northeast toward the Middle Atlantic States, the National Weather Service said.

Rain could start late Sunday night before turning to all snow by midnight, the National Weather Service said. Snow will start tapering off Monday morning. Accumulating snow should be over by Monday afternoon.

Noon snowfall will be passing over the southern portions of South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Noon snowfall will be passing over the southern portions of South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Storm impacts

Snow will make overnight driving difficult and will hamper the Monday morning commute. Because temperatures will be above freezing when the snow starts to fall, untreated roads become slippery and ice as temperatures fall and the snow starts accumulating.

Windy conditions

Winds of out the northeast will blow 10-20 mph with gusts reaching 30 mph, the Weather Service said. Areas along the immediate Atlantic Coast could get 40-mph gusts.

 

 


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