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Snowstorm May Produce 4 Inches on Saturday

Northern New Jersey to see all snow and no ice or rain from fast-moving storm, expert says.

A low-pressure system originating from the Gulf of Mexico headed for the Northeast will make for a snowy Saturday in northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

The fast-moving storm that has deposited precipitation in other parts of the country will likely produce 2 to 4 inches of snow in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Union and Essex counties Saturday, with areas to the north and west—Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties—likely seeing less, meteorologist Lauren Nash said.

“We’re still somewhat uncertain about the absolute track of the storm,” Nash said, “but it seems very likely northern New Jersey will get just snow and no rain or ice.”

The snowfall is expected to begin around 7 a.m. Saturday, Nash said, and should subside about 12 hours later. A chance of flurries and light snowfall is possible through midnight, Nash said.

Travelers heading east Saturday could see hazardous conditions as well, Nash said, as New York City and Long Island are expected to see more of a rain and ice mix from the storm.

The storm is expected to pick up steam as it reaches the coast around the Virginia and North Carolina border, Nash said. Wind gusts during and after the storm could reach 30 miles per hour.

This article is posted on Patch sites across Warren, Morris, Sussex, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union and Essex counties.

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