The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Borough and Cape May County. The Advisory is in effect from Monday, January 8th, at 4:00pm until Midnight. The Advisory calls for the potential of snow, freezing rain, sleet, and rain to mix during a brief period of time on Monday evening.
A warm front is expected to come through our region late in the day on Monday. While the front moves through, there could be some light, wintry precipitation. This may cause some freezing precipitation, which could make driving slippery during the evening hours on Monday. No significant snow accumulation is expected. Some icing of roadways and sidewalks could occur. Exercise caution while driving Monday evening
Warmer temperatures enter our forecast Tuesday through next weekend, which will melt some snow and ice.
Here is the text of the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY EVENING… .A weak warm front is forecast to approach from the southwest on Monday and it should lift through our region during the afternoon and evening hours. DEZ002-003-MDZ012-015-019-020-NJZ014-020>027-081100- /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0002.180108T2100Z-180109T0500Z/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline- Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 250 PM EST Sun Jan 7 2018 …
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…A wintry mix of precipitation is expected. Periods of light freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain are anticipated. A few hundredths of an inch of ice will likely accumulate on untreated roads and walkways. Also, there may be a very light accumulation of sleet and snow in spots. * WHERE…Parts of southeastern and southern New Jersey, central and southern Delaware, and parts of eastern Maryland. * WHEN…Late Monday afternoon and Monday evening, including the Monday evening commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Ice will likely create hazardous conditions on area roads and walkways. Any standing water will refreeze on Monday night and early Tuesday morning as temperatures remain or fall back below freezing.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and walkways. Slow down and use extra caution when driving. The latest road conditions for your state can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.