NWS: Less than an inch of snow possible Sunday night for northern Shore

    A snowflake as photographed by Robert Raia.

    A snowflake as photographed by Robert Raia.

    It’s far from a big deal, but the first accumulating snow for the Jersey Shore is possible Sunday night.

    A storm system will be moving into the area Sunday, with precipitation expected to spread across the region during the evening hours, according to a National Weather Service briefing

    But snow accumulations are the Shore are likely to be minimal to none.

    A map issued this morning by the National Weather Service is calling for less than an inch of snow for Monmouth County down to central Ocean County and no accumulations further south.

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    The highest forecast accumulation is in Sussex County, where forecasters currently expect three to four inches of snow. 

    Any remaining precipitation is likely to change to rain by late Monday morning. According to the briefing, if warm air moves in faster, the changeover could be quicker, but a slower arrival could generate higher snow and ice amounts and impacts further south.

    Accordingly, you should monitor the forecast as it evolves over the weekend, especially if you’ll traveling in the higher elevations of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Sunday night through Monday morning. 

    With winter ahead, now’s also a good time to check out the National Weather Service’s “winter safety” guide

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