NWS: ‘Hazardous’ Monday morning rush hour likely for portions of the Shore

in this 2018 file photo, a snow encrusted Jeep is seen in Lavallette, Ocean County. (@nickhonachefsky via Twitter)

in this 2018 file photo, a snow encrusted Jeep is seen in Lavallette, Ocean County. (@nickhonachefsky via Twitter)

The season’s most significant snowfall for a portion of the Jersey Shore is ahead later Sunday through Monday morning, forecasters say.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Monmouth and Ocean counties, while a Winter Weather Advisory covers coastal Ocean County and interior Atlantic County. Cape May County is not within a warning or advisory.

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for six to eight inches of snow in Monmouth County and interior northwestern Ocean County and progressively less toward the south and east.

The National Weather Service says rain and snow will develop this afternoon, changing to snow during the evening.

“Snow should mix with sleet from southeast to northwest by later this evening, with even some areas changing to rain especially closer to the coast. Any rain or wintry mix changes back to snow before ending early Monday morning,” the service bulletin advises.

Travel could also be “very difficult,” especially near the Interstate 95 corridor, due to the possibility of snowfall rates up to inch per hour between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the bulletin.

“While the precipitation will end before the Monday morning commute, hazardous conditions should still be occurring from the earlier heavy wet snow and sleet,” the bulletin concludes.

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