Wintry precipitation is moving into portions of the Jersey Shore Monday morning.
The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ advises of “very light snow and sleet” associated with the band of precipitation.
Shortly before 9:00 a.m., JSHN contributors are reporting light to moderate snow in the area.
The activity is called ocean-effect snow, according to a tweet from New York Metro Weather.
“Ocean-effect snow is produced in the same fashion as lake-effect, with cold water blowing over warm water, causing clouds to rise and precipitation to fall,” wrote AccuWeather’s Jesse Ferrell in an 2008 article about the phenomenon.
As temperatures rise above freezing this morning, any remaining precipitation will transition to rain, forecasters say. Heavy rain associated with the nor’easter that is moving up the coast will arrive tonight.