Wet Snow Could Leave Slick Roads in Ocean City

Wet Snow Could Leave Slick Roads in Ocean City

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First tracks in the snow on the beach Wednesday afternoon at 14th Street in Ocean City, NJ.

A wet snow that began to fall about 3 p.m. in Ocean City could create icy road conditions as temperatures dip into the 20s on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Walking the boards at Ninth Street on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Ocean City, NJ.
Walking the boards at Ninth Street on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Ocean City, NJ.

About two inches had accumulated by 5:30 p.m., and forecasters predicted another inch or two would fall on Wednesday evening. A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 10 p.m.

The low temperature on Wednesday night was expected to be 27 degrees — potentially icing over wet roads topped with new snow.

Thursday should provide a thaw with the return of the sun and a high temperature of 38 degrees.

But another system will arrive on the heels of this one. The National Weather Service predicts a “significant coastal storm” drenching Ocean City Friday night into Saturday.

Forecasters say the storm could start as snow or sleet before dumping an inch of rain on Saturday.

The weather doesn't stop workers from pushing to complete a boardwalk reconstruction project at Sixth Street.
The weather doesn’t stop workers from pushing to complete a boardwalk reconstruction project at Sixth Street.