Mother Nature is showing no signs of slowing down, as another bout of snowy weather is set to hit the area at midweek.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will be in effect Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon throughout much of South Jersey, including Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties. The Weather Service said these areas could see snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches, with the highest accumulation inland.

Precipitation is expected to begin as snow Wednesday night before changing to a wintry mix early Thursday morning and rain by mid-day. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 mph are likely, which could lead to power outages if snow has accumulated on power lines, the weather service forecasts. Highs are expected to be in the lower 30s on Wednesday and around 40 degrees on Thursday.

Travel is expected to be significantly limited across the region, especially Thursday morning. There is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulation along roadways. The Weather Service urges motorists to use caution and monitor the latest forecasts.

There is a chance of rain and snow showers Friday afternoon into the evening. No precipitation is expected today.

Contact Braden Campbell:

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.