NJTV Weather: Spring Storm Will Bring Snow

By Meteorologist John Cifelli

It is spring, right? The final snowstorm of the 2013-14 “winter” season is poised to spread light snow across New Jersey this afternoon and evening, focusing once again on southern and coastal New Jersey. Expect clouds to thicken throughout the day today, and snow to slowly spread southwest to northeast after 5 p.m. It will take a while to reach farther north. In fact, far northwest New Jersey may not see more than a few stray flakes.

Snow will be heaviest along the Parkway, south of 195 in the evening, and then it tapers to flurries after midnight everywhere. The surface low will be rapidly deepening well offshore, which increases the pressure gradient between the SFC low and high pressure building across the Ohio Valley. As a result, it will be breezy Tuesday night and Wednesday. Along the coast it will be downright windy, which will make driving very dangerous once the heavier snow moves in. Wednesday will be dry but cold, with wind chills in the low teens. Isn’t March supposed to go out like a lamb?

Beyond Wednesday, the rest of the week and weekend looks seasonable, with temperatures returning to the 50s by Friday. Things look showery. Hopefully May flowers will appreciate it.