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Weather in New Jersey: A winter storm watch has been issued in parts of North Carolina ahead of the storm on Sunday

Weather in New Jersey: A winter storm watch has been issued in parts of North Carolina ahead of the storm on Sunday

In the event of the winter storm, New Jersey is expected to be hit by snow, sleet, rain, and heavy winds.

The watch, issued late Friday afternoon, will be applicable to Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey, along with Carbon and Monroe counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.

In those counties, forecasters predict 6 to 8 inches of snow might fall, along with a thin layer of ice and wind gusts as strong as 45mph.

Snow is expected to rise into New Jersey around 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Sunday, though the precipitation is expected to change to sleet and rain along the Interstate 95 corridor around 10 p.m. and farther north and west around 2 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

According to forecasters, these few hours of snow will result in one to three inches of frozen precipitation along the Interstate 95 and three to four inches in areas further northwest.

As of late Friday, January 14, there will be a winter storm that will be on display in New York City, northeastern New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley.

Sections of western Passaic County, which covers northeastern New Jersey, are likely to get between 6 and 8 inches of snow as a result of this storm.

Before the storm passes, Essex and Hudson counties are expected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow.

For most of the nation, there are 1 to 3 inches in length, while for the remainder of the region is 3 to 6 inches in length.

Winds will rise in intensity Saturday night and through the Monday morning hours, gusting at times to 40mph and potentially as close as 50 to 60mph in coastal areas.

New Jersey will be hit by another explosion of Arctic air by Friday night and Saturday, with temperatures expected to fall to the lowest teens and single digits by Saturday morning, with winds making it feel like it's 5 to 10 degrees below zero in many areas.

A wind chill advisory will be put on hold in Sussex County from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday, if wind chill readings may drop as low as 10 to 20 degrees below zero.

Alerts for coastal flooding

In Hudson County, eastern Essex County, and eastern Union County, a coastal flood watch will be in effect from late Sunday night to Monday morning, as strong winds may put water levels high enough to cause flooding.

Flooding is possible near the waterfront and shoreline, including roads, parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront.

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