NWS: Winter Storm Watch may be needed for Wednesday

A snowy Seaside Heights boardwalk by JSHN contributor Robby Fuggi.

A snowy Seaside Heights boardwalk by JSHN contributor Robby Fuggi.

Will it ever end?

The National Weather Service is monitoring the potential for three coastal storms to impact the New Jersey region this week.

Forecasters say a weaker system is likely on Tuesday, followed by the possibility of a stronger one on Wednesday and then potentially a third over the weekend.

Tuesday

The National Weather Service is confident that a coastal storm will impact the region on Tuesday:

A wintry mix is expected to overspread the area from the south Tuesday morning and could impact travel during the day, especially north of Atlantic City, New Jersey, where rain is less likely. Strong northeast winds gusts to 40 mph are expected along the coast.

Tuesday night into Wednesday

The National Weather Service cautions that uncertainty is still high:

A second, probably stronger, coastal low is expected to develop Tuesday night and impact portions of the region on Wednesday. There is a potential for significant snowfall if the storm tracks close enough to the area. The combination of heavy wet snow and strong northeast winds could lead to extensive power outages in this scenario. However, there is still considerable uncertainty in the track of the second coastal storm, so please continue to monitor the latest forecast.

In addition, minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible on Wednesday.

Weekend

Another storm is possible:

There has not yet been a signal for coastal redevelopment with this system, so the rain/snow line would be determined by the track of the primary low.

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