A surge in wind speeds Monday prompted gale warnings to be issued by the National Weather Service, but the quick-moving cold front was expected to exit the Shore area by Tuesday morning, with the warnings having been canceled overnight.
While forecasters are still predicting a minimal amount of snowfall Wednesday, the weather system is not expected to produce any significant tidal effects or rough surf. According to the NWS office in Mount Holly, after a sunny day Tuesday with winds 5-10 m.p.h., snow will move in before 2 p.m. Wednesday, then will change to rain and snow. The high will be near 40. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, the forecast said.
Meanwhile, seas are expected to remain relatively calm. Northeast winds will shift to the northwest during the day Wednesday at 5-10 knots, then 15 knots, before calming. No small craft advisory is expected, and seas will run 2-4 feet.
On Wednesday night, according to the NWS forecast, it will be cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing will commence, with a low around 29 degrees. Northwest winds will blow 10-15 m.p.h.