A far cry from a “historic blizzard”: Light snow expected this weekend

    That much hyped “historic blizzard” for the upcoming weekend?

    It’s simply “nonsense,” forecasters say, with only light snow expected.

    Relatively weak storm systems will affect the region, according to a briefing issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ Thursday afternoon. 

    The briefing notes that snowfall will mostly likely fall in southern areas from Saturday into Saturday night, while northern areas are should expect snowfall Saturday night into Sunday.

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    But accumulations will be rather modest, ranging from two to four inches in the north and less than an inch in the south — a far cry from the 30-inch plus forecast model image that went viral last week. 

    The National Weather Service office began receiving phone calls about the rumor last week from the general public worried about the storm impacting their plans, which continued earlier this week, according to a briefing issued Wednesday afternoon. 

    Forecasters said fear mongering is a “needless worry imposed upon the public by some very thoughtless behavior.”

    “Do not reinforce that thoughtless behavior by spreading the rumor. It was nonsense then; it’s nonsense now,” forecasters stressed.

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