6:00 AM | **Clipper" snow today...major coastal storm threat for early this weekend**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, cold, snow likely late in the afternoon, highs in the low-to-mid 30’s

Tonight

Mainly cloudy, cold, snow during the evening hours, total accumulations on the order of a coating to an inch or so, lows in the upper 20’s

Thursday

Becoming partly sunny, breezy, cold, mid 30’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, mid 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Saturday

Major storm potential...Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow or a combination of snow and rain, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow, mid 30’s

Discussion

A “clipper” system is spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic region this morning and it should arrive here late in the day. Accumulations around here by later tonight should be on the order of a coating to an inch or so with higher amounts confined to areas south of here. In fact, as the "clipper" intensifies later today near the Mid-Atlantic coastline, enhanced snowfall amounts could occur across central and southern New Jersey with up to 5 inches possible.

Looking ahead, another storm could affect the region early this weekend and this one carries much more potential as it would be of the “coastal” variety with considerably more in the way of moisture. It is still too early to tell if the precipitation from this storm would be a mixture of rain and snow in the I-95 corridor as temperatures will be only marginally cold, but the potential does exist for significant snow accumulations.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/kbYAyPHnj7U