JERSEY SHORE – The new year is starting off with lots of snow, as the National Weather Service reports a powerful snowstorm will hit New Jersey Friday evening into Saturday.
Forecasters are predicting 8 to 12 inches of snow across Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as Atlantic, Cape May, Burlington and parts of Camden, Cumberland and Gloucester counties.
The storm is expected to generate wind gusts as strong as 40 to 50 mph, possibly causing tree damage and power outages.
If you plan on traveling, the weather service states that the forecast still has uncertainties and the storm track could shift with the amount of snowfall changing.
According to the National Weather Service, this snowstorm is particularly tricky as there are several major factors to it. Meteorologist Rob Reale said normally a storm has one or two energy sources, but multiple energy sources are being tracked for this specific snowstorm.
In addition, the weather service is expecting minor coastal flooding along the shore with Saturday’s hightide.