Large nor’easter to offer South Jersey snow scare

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A large nor’easter will off a late-season scare and deliver a few inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday, according to hazardous weather summary issued by the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly Forecast Center./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A large nor’easter will off a late-season scare and deliver a few inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday, according to hazardous weather summary issued by the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly Forecast Center./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com A large nor’easter will off a late-season scare and deliver a few inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday, according to hazardous weather summary issued by the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly Forecast Center.

However, the snow forecast could change if the storm changes its path, the National Weather Service said.

Large nor’easter to pass South Jersey

“A large and powerful nor’easter will develop off the southeastern states on Tuesday and strengthen as it moves northeastward off the Atlantic coast towards New England by Wednesday morning,” according to the Weather Service’s Larry Nierenberg. “At this time, it appears that the storm will be far enough off the coast so that most areas will only receive minor impacts.”

Though South Jersey could be spared the bulk of the snow, it appears likely that Boston and eastern Massachusetts could receive more than a foot of snow, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

In South Jersey, rain or a mix of rain and snow will begin falling Tuesday before turning over to all snow later in the day, Nierenberg said.

“There could be some impacts to both the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes even though the snow itself should be over by Wednesday morning,” Nierenberg said.

Snow totals

Most of the South Jersey mainland can expect to receivbe 1-2 inches of snow beginning Tuesday and ending Wednesday./NWS Most of the South Jersey mainland can expect to receivbe 1-2 inches of snow beginning Tuesday and ending Wednesday./NWS Areas along the immediate Jersey Shore should receive less than an inch, Nierenberg said. South Jersey mainland areas could receive between 1-2 inches of snow.

“The higher sun angle in late March and temperatures above freezing on Tuesday should help prevent significant daytime snow accumulations on normally warmer and paved surfaces, unless there is heavy snow,” Nierenberg said.

Areas to the north and west of Philadelphia could get 2-4 inches of snow, Nierenberg said.

Windy conditions

Winds could gust to nearly 40 mph along the coast and there could be some minor flooding, the National Weather Service said.

Monday chills

Look for Monday’s high temperatures should reach 38 degrees despite mostly sunny conditions, according to the National Weather Service. While the normal high temperature is in the upper-50s, this week’s daily high temperatures will remain about 20 degrees colder than normal and closer to what we get in the first week of January.

Tuesday storm

Rain and snow showers are to begin between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a high of 38 degrees. Snow will continue overnight before the sun reappears on Wednesday when temperatures will return to 38 degrees for the high.

Late-week warming trend

Once the storm clears, seasonable temperatures will return just in time for the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Thursday’s mainland high temperature jumps to 46 degrees and Friday could get to 59. Saturday may see a return of the temperatures in the 60s.

 


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