Winter Weather Advisory up for most of the Jersey Shore

    The first snowfall of 2015 in Ocean Beach 2 on January 6. (Photo: JSHN contributor Shane Skwarek‎)

    The first snowfall of 2015 in Ocean Beach 2 on January 6. (Photo: JSHN contributor Shane Skwarek‎)

    A day after a winter storm appeared to veer too far offshore to impact New Jersey, the outlook has changed, and forecasters now expect some snow in coastal areas. 

    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow for all of Monmouth and Ocean counties down through southeastern Burlington County and interior Atlantic County, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The forecasters expect two to four inches of snow in the advisory area. In Cape May County, an inch or two of snow is in the forecast. 

    However, it’s not certain that the snow will actually accumulate on main roads. 

    From the bulletin:

    Wet snow will eventually make all untreated pavements slippers tonight as temperatures fall to near freezing. It’s possible enough snow will accumulate on main roads to require plowing, especially near or after midnight. Snow may also accumulate on branches and wires, causing isolated power outages. Road signs may become obscured by wet snow, especially near the coast. Travel may still be impacted for the Monday morning commute even after the snow has ended. 

    According to the bulletin, rain will develop this afternoon, changing to wet snow late afternoon or during the evening. 

    “Snow probably comes down moderately at times between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. before tapering to flurries by dawn Monday,” the bulletin states. 

    By tomorrow, skies will gradually clear, with temperatures rising into the upper 40s. But it will be blustery, with a northwest breeze making it feel cooler. 

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