Updated: 5:15 a.m.
A winter storm arriving in New Jersey this morning is expected to dump heavy wet snow at a rate that could create dangerous driving conditions. Forecasters said we could see as much as 2 inches of snow per hour in some areas.
At 4 a.m. the National Weather Service said the snow line extended from just northwest of the Philadelphia area across northern New Jersey to just north of Long Island.
Central and Northern New Jersey – 8-11 inches of snow
Southern Jersey – 3-6 inches of snow
The National Weather Service said it expects significant impacts for drivers Thursday morning because, in addition to heavy snow, gusty winds (15-40 mph) will reduce visibility.
The heavy wet snow is also expected to stick to tree branches, increasing the chance that power lines could get knocked down.
Minor coastal flooding is expected during this morning’s high tide between 6 and 8 a.m. mainly from Ocean County and southward to Cape May.
Rain to snow transition: By 7 a.m. in the I-95 corridor. By 9 a.m. closer to the coast.
Heaviest snow: 6-11 a.m. Snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour, with thunder possible.
Ending Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from west to east.
Localized snowfall predictions:
Atlantic City – 1 inch
Moorestown – 4 to 6 inches
Cherry Hill – 3 to 5 inches
Cape May County
Cape May – 1 inch
Millville – 1 to 3 inches
Glassboro – 3 to 5 inches
Princeton – 6-10 inches
Ocean City – 1 inch
Pennsville – 2 to 4 inches