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Weather in New Jersey: In a messy weekend storm, up to 4 inches of snowfall, gusty winds, rain, and coastal flooding are expected

Weather in New Jersey: In a messy weekend storm, up to 4 inches of snowfall, gusty winds, rain, and coastal flooding are expected

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While a ton of up to 4 inches of snow may fall across a vast swath of northern New Jersey, however, the larger threat might be winds gusts of up to 60mph that could slash the Jersey Shore as well as coastal flooding.

The state is expected to spruce into the state around 7 p.m. Sunday, though rain will turn to ice on the Interstate 95 corridor around 10 p.m. and farther north and west around 2 p.m. the said Friday.

In those few hours of snowfall, they will end up dropping 1 to 3 inches of accumulation along Interstate 95 and 3 to 4 inches in areas farther northwest.

The, which includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties, says a part of western Passaic County might get 6 to 8 inches of snow, according to the weather service.

On Sunday evening, a significant winter storm is expected to hit New Jersey, bringing up significant changes as well as substantial fluctuations.

For most of the state, 1 to 3 inches is required, while 3 to 6 inches is required in the northwest area.

Winds along the Jersey Shore will be anywhere from 40 to 50mph, although occasional gusts of around 60mph aren't ruled out, so power outages are a concern, forecasters say.

This weekend, a major winter storm will scare the East Coast, dropping heavy snow on Upstate New York and lighter snow on New Jersey.

The storm will be moving across New Jersey quickly, according to the weather service.

Rain will fall by early Monday afternoon.

In the meantime, New Jersey will be dealing with cold weather. Friday will be managed with some sun and highs in the 30s and 40s. Winds that wind up to 30mph will make it feel chillier

The bottom drops out tonight as Arctic air descends into the state, sending temperatures plunging into the single digits and teens. Theres a wind chill advisory in Sussex County, where it will feel like its as cold as 10 to 20 degrees below zero. Elsewhere, expect wind chill values in the single digits

While the focus is on the Sunday/Monday system, it is important to note that before we reach that, dangerously cold conditions are expected tonight through Saturday night. Please bundle up if you are going outside!

Saturday will be chilly highs will be in the teens and 20s, but gusty winds will make it feel like it's in the single digits or even below zero in some northern areas. Another chilly night awaits Saturday as lows dip into single digits and wind chill values fall below zero.

The forecast for Sunday ahead of the storm is reasonable, with highs in the 30s.

On Sunday evening, a significant winter storm is expected to hit New Jersey as a result of a combination of snow, rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding. Forecasters are continuing to monitor the storm for subtle changes that could significantly alter snowfall total maps.

The current weather radar is being used to track the weather.

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