Forecasters are calling for a number of weather systems to move into the region Tuesday and last through much of the day Thursday. The system will bring on-and-off rain and snow as temperatures range from the low 30s to high 40s.
“A changeable forecast indeed,” Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon said on his popular Facebook page Monday night, one of many forecasters to try their hand at nailing down a complicated late-winter mess of a storm.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm will roll in after 5 p.m. Tuesday with barely a coating of snow falling before a mix of snow, sleet and rain begins by 7 p.m., then simply a rain and sleet mix between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., only rain should be falling, the forecast states.
The high temperature could approach 50 degrees Wednesday as rain sticks around during the day, potentially with some sleet mixed in before 8 a.m. The rain will begin to mix with sleet and snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday before changing back to all snow as temperatures plummet to about 29 degrees. Forecasters are calling for 1-3 inches of snow to fall Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The snow totals, meteorologists say, could be adjusted up or down depending on how quickly the cold air rolls in Thursday.