Winter Storm Warning Issued For Ocean County, 4-7 Inches Of Snow Expected

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Winter may be coming to an end, but gear up for a freezing week! Nightime temperatures from Monday through Thursday are expected to be below 20 degrees, and a few days will be below freezing.

Now, for the snow:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Lakewood area beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday and lasting through 7 a.m. Monday.

What may be rain at onset Sunday afternoon, will progress to snow, then back to wintry mix (mainly sleet), and then possibly briefly back to snow by early Monday morning. The timing and duration of these transitions obviously makes pinpointing accumulations very challenging — this is the lowest confidence part of this forecast. However, 3 inches should be an accurate number at this point, although the National Weather Service says we can expect total snow and sleet accumulations to be as much as 7 inches.

The storm will be heaviest between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., with snowfall rates of an inch an hour, according to the NWS.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Updated at 6:53 a.m.

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