Wintry weather to mostly miss the Jersey Shore Wednesday; travel still messy

     (Photo: Chris Loxton via Flickr)

    (Photo: Chris Loxton via Flickr)

    A coastal storm expected to track up the Eastern Seaboard Wednesday will deliver mainly rain at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.

    The National Weather Service expects periods of heavy rain during the daylight hours, possibly mixing with snow at the shore during the late afternoon or evening.

    By Wednesday night, as the system begins to pull away, precipitation falling as mainly snow is possible. 

    But forecasters expect little to no snow accumulations in coastal areas due to an onshore flow off ocean, which remains in the middle 50s. 

    Elsewhere, snow is expected to accumulate along the I-95 corridor and further to the northwest. Up to 10 inches of snow could fall in the highest elevations of New Jersey. 

    With precipitation falling and gusty winds, the National Weather Service says to expect travel delays.

    “Because of the high volume of holiday traffic, travel plans completed by 10 a.m. Wednesday morning would avoid most of the trouble from this event, particularly north and west of the I-95 corridor,” forecasters advised in a Monday afternoon weather briefing issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

    Thanksgiving Day will be dry and breezy, featuring a mixture of sun and clouds and high temperatures around 40 degrees, according to NOAA. 

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