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Jersey Shore Braces for Another Nor’easter

TOMS RIVER-The first day of spring could bring snow at the rate of 1-3 inches per hour according to the National Weather Service.   Rain and freezing rain is expected overnight, turning to snow after 9am on Wednesday.   The National Weather Service is predicting 5 to 14 inches of snow through Thursday morning.

Extended forecast:

Today
Rain and sleet before 5pm, then rain and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain. High near 37. East wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Low around 31. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Wednesday
Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all snow after 9am. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 34. Northeast wind 15 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Wednesday Night
Snow, mainly before 9pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 30. North wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind around 13 mph.
In a weather statement today, the NWS said, ” A pair of low-pressure systems today will consolidate into one major Nor`easter later tonight and Wednesday. This is expected to bring significant impacts to our region, starting with areas of mixed precipitation today and tonight, then significant snowfall during Wednesday.”
A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 pm this evening through 2 am Thursday.
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