Jersey Shore could see light snow Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday

     Snowy Sandy Hook dunes in Dec. 2009. (Photo: Miguel Vieira via Flickr)

    Snowy Sandy Hook dunes in Dec. 2009. (Photo: Miguel Vieira via Flickr)

    Forecasters expect an Alberta Clipper system to generate light snow at the Jersey Shore late Wednesday into early Thursday. 

    The system, which is currently taking shape in the Rocky Mountains region, is expected to move through the Ohio Valley then redevelop east of the Delmarva.

    The current forecast from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ calls for two to three inches of snow in western Monmouth County and northwestern Ocean County, one to two inches for the remainder of Monmouth County and portions of Ocean County away from the immediate coast, and under an inch along the coast from central Ocean County to the south. Snow could transition to a wintry mix then rain at the shore. 

    National Weather Service forecasters expect the heaviest snow accumulations — three to four inches — in northwestern New Jersey.

    But with the latest models indicating colder air for Wednesday night and Thursday morning — when most of the snow is expected to fall — amounts could be higher near the coast, according to the service. 

    Anyone traveling between late Wednesday and Thursday morning should monitor the forecast and plan for slippery conditions. 

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