Light snow possible to end work week

    (Photo: Hadi Fooladi via Photoree)

    (Photo: Hadi Fooladi via Photoree)

    Could this be the last chance of seeing some snowflakes this winter season?

    Light snow is possible from Thursday night into Friday morning, with accumulations up to an inch or two possible, according to the National Weather Service.

    Specifically, forecasters are currently calling for around an inch in Monmouth County and northern Ocean County and an inch or less to the south. 

    But the National Weather Service says more snowfall is possible depending on how much moisture the system produces. The current “worst case scenario” calls for up to five inches in Monmouth County and progressively less to the south, with two inches in Cape May County. 

    The service says snow may have an impact on the Friday morning commute. 

    The interaction between a high pressure system to our north — keeping fairly cold air in place — and moisture from an offshore low pressure system will be responsible for the wintry weather, according to the National Weather Service.

    The temperatures may approach or exceed freezing on Friday morning, which will limit snowfall amounts and possibly result in precipitation falling more as rain in southern areas.

    After a seasonable weekend in the 40s, warmer air begins to arrive early next week, with temperatures in the middle 50s by Tuesday, according to NOAA. 

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