‘Much ado about nothing,’ forecaster says about weekend storm threat

    A single snowflake. (Photo: JSHN contributor John Entwistle‎)

    A single snowflake. (Photo: JSHN contributor John Entwistle‎)

    Forecasters expect a coastal low pressure system to track well offshore Sunday, delivering minimal precipitation impacts to the Jersey Shore.

    What was once a potent winter storm impact on global forecasting models is now expected to be a nuisance at best as the storm will be weaker and too far east from the coastline, with dry air also inhibiting precipitation development. 

    “It really looks like this is much ado about nothing at this point,” writes Phillywx.com

    Rain and snow are likely later today at the Jersey Shore, becoming all snow as temperatures drop to the lower 30s, according to NOAA. Alternating periods of rain and snow will likely continue tomorrow. 

    But an inch or less of snow at the Jersey Shore is in the National Weather Service forecast, which cites a “fairly warm” ground and a “strong sun angle this time of year” as contributing factor against snow accumulating during the day. 

    Phillywx.com says roads should remain wet, with accumulations only on sidewalks or lawns, “especially if precipitation is steadier.” 

    While the conditions will not be optimal for weekend activities, the storm will not impact you ability to travel. 

    “It should not impact your ability to get around or do much,” according to Phillywx.com. 

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