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Latest Forecast Calls For As Much as 2 Feet of Snow

The latest weather briefing from the National Weather Service shows lower snow accumulation totals for the Monmouth County area, but still calls for as much as 2 feet of the powdery white stuff.

Blizzard warnings remain in effect as the heavier snow is expected to begin falling late Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, into Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, traveling should be postponed between 7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday as snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour and wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour leading to possible whiteout conditions.

Tidal flooding is expected with the Monday night and Tuesday high tides for the Atlantic Coast and coastal flood warnings have been issued.

The National Weather Service states that it does not expect to issue another weather briefing "unless major changes occur in the forecast."

Towns such as West Long Branch, Long Branch and Oceanport are reminding residents that parking is not permitted on snow-covered roads.

For a list of school delays and closures for the area, click here.

Stay tuned to Word On The Shore for the latest forecast updates.


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