Forecasters expect light snow showers associated with an Arctic cold front to pass through New Jersey tomorrow.
According to the National Weather Service, most areas will see generally less than an inch of snow, but isolated amounts of two inches are possible whenever snow squalls form behind the frontage passage during the afternoon hours.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook from the service advises:
The snow squalls could be accompanied by a brief burst of heavy snow, poor visibility, and gusty winds, resulting in localized snowfall amounts in excess of one inch. These squalls could impact the evening commute.
Gusty northwest winds will arrive behind the frontage passage Thursday night, ushering in brutally cold air, according to the service.
The current NOAA forecast calls for daytime highs at the Shore well below the freezing mark on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Overnight lows will be even colder, with single-digits and teens likely. Accounting for gusty winds, it will feel like 10 to 25 degrees below zero during the mornings of Friday, Sunday, and Monday.
Following tomorrow’s snow event, the next shot of wintry precipitation arrives Saturday afternoon, although forecasters say uncertainty reigns.
“This promises to be a larger and stronger storm,” the National Weather Service advises in a briefing. “The proximity of its development to the coast will govern snowfall amounts.”