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UPDATE: How Much Snow in Tuesday's Forecast?

A meteorologist says snowfall will reach its peak intensity just in time for the Tuesday evening commute in South Jersey.

A meteorologist says snowfall will reach its peak intensity just in time for the evening rush hour in South Jersey. Credit: Patch file photo
A meteorologist says snowfall will reach its peak intensity just in time for the evening rush hour in South Jersey. Credit: Patch file photo

UPDATE: Westfield Friends School is closed Tuesday due to the weather.

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A winter storm forecast to drop several inches of snow on the area could create headaches for motorists heading home Tuesday evening.

Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines, with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said snow is projected to start falling late Tuesday morning and intensify as the day goes on. Between six to eight inches is anticipated before the precipitation ends late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Gaines said the forecasted totals could still fluctuate, but snow is guaranteed.

“Temperatures will be in the 20s, which would make this an all-snow event,” she said.

The most intense snowfall will come between 4 and 7 p.m., according to Gaines, “right in time for the evening commute.”

She said gusting winds could lead to blowing snow and drifts later in the day Tuesday, creating potentially hazardous conditions for drivers.

In addition to the precipitation, area residents will also have to cope with frigid temperatures. According to Gaines, the high Tuesday will be in the mid-20s, and drop to single digits by Tuesday night.

The arctic temperatures will continue into Wednesday, with below-zero wind chill expected.

Gaines said Tuesday’s snow is likely to be the week’s only significant weather event, though there could potentially be flurries Thursday.
John January 20, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Oh boy get ready, guess there will be another snow day, 8 inches of white stuff is no joke for people who are over 68, oh well thats life....
John January 21, 2014 at 01:34 PM
This is an update, its really bad out side and there is no ending to it, I can tell that people traveling are not being safe...Oh well thats life today, put a person in a SUV and they think its the way to go until they cannot stop....Lets hope all get home safe.
Dan Reynolds January 21, 2014 at 04:13 PM
Watched some SUV owner take out a raised flowerbed next to a curb on Riverton Road. Stay safe..

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