Update: Tuesday South Jersey snowfall forecasts change

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Snow level forecast amounts are changing with less than 24 hours before a powerful nor’easter barrels up the eastern seaboard, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center which has issued a hazardous weather outlook./NWS Snow level forecast amounts are changing with less than 24 hours before a powerful nor’easter barrels up the eastern seaboard, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center which has issued a hazardous weather outlook./NWS Snow level forecast amounts are changing with less than 24 hours before a powerful nor’easter barrels up the eastern seaboard, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Troubling Tuesday

A low-pressure system is expected to form later today, Monday, March 24, off of the southeastern United States. It will rapidly intensify and move up the coast during the day on Tuesday, March 25.

South Jersey could be spared the bulk of the storm’s wrath, forecasters say. The storm is forecast to stay far enough offshore to limit its impacts on the Jersey Shore, the National Weather Service said. However, a late-season blizzard is in the cards for Boston, Mass.

Changing snow forecasts now put larger snow totals closer to the Jersey Shore./NWS Changing snow forecasts now put larger snow totals closer to the Jersey Shore./NWS South Jersey storm timing

Rain will begin late Tuesday morning before changing over to all snow later in the day as temperatures drop, according to several area weather forecasts. Snow will end during the overnight hours.

The South Jersey mainland could receive about 1-2 inches of snow. However, areas along the Garden State Parkway could receive 2-4 inches of snow, according to the latest National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center prediction.

What ever snow falls may stick around for a day or so, thanks to a strong northwest wind that will carry in a late-season arctic chill on Wednesday. South Jersey mainland high temperatures may only reach the middle-30s on Wednesday. However, 21- to 26-mph winds out of the northwest will make it feel much, much colder during the afternoon.

Monday's cold early morning temperatures are going to set the tone for a chilly week./Rutgers Monday's cold early morning temperatures are going to set the tone for a chilly week./Rutgers

 


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