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Forecasts call for up to 8 inches of snow in N.J. this weekend

Another disruptive, but not disastrous, winter storm is expected to impact New Jersey this weekend, dropping several inches of snow across parts of the state and hindering travel Saturday, forecasters say.

Light snow is expected to overspread the state Saturday morning, picking up in intensity as the day progresses before changing over to a wintry mix or plain rain in some areas, where enough warm air infiltrates the atmosphere.

Forecasts call for between two and eight inches of snow in New Jersey by Sunday morning, with the higher amounts expected west of Interstate 287, though the majority of the state should see some fresh powder. Since this morning, the National Weather Service has become more bullish on snow, upping their potential totals, particularly in northern New Jersey.

Whatever falls won’t have trouble sticking.

“It should be fairly cold at the onset. Temperatures are going to be in the teens and twenties, so everything that does fall will stick evenly on all surfaces because of the cold temperatures,” said Nick Troiano, a meteorologist at Hackettstown-based weather firm WeatherWorks.

As a result, travel woes could be widespread, according to AccuWeather.

By Stephen Stirling/The Star-Ledger 

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