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N.J. weather forecast: Snowstorm for weekend is hype

weather021612_optBY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An area of low pressure will approach from the Ohio River Valley today to bring periods of rain to the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. As temperatures rise into the lower 40's to lower 50's for highs this afternoon, yet another mild winter day can be expected. The rain will exit by late this evening followed by clearing skies.

High pressure will build into the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas by tomorrow morning with scattered cloud cover and light and variable winds tomorrow through Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will range from the upper 20's to upper 30's for lows and mid 40's to lower 50's for highs.

An area of low pressure well off the New Jersey coast will bring periods of rain, mixed with snow at times, to the region late Saturday night into Sunday. There is a chance for some snowfall accumulation for interior locations, however most locations will experience most rain from this storm. There is some uncertainty with the exact track and strength of this storm and changes to the forecast are possible. However, at this time the primary impacts on Sunday from this low pressure system appears to be periods of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will range from the lower to mid 30's for lows and upper 30's to mid 40's for highs.

High pressure will return for Monday and Tuesday with dry and seasonably warm temperatures. An area of low pressure will bring the threat for widespread rainfall to the region on Wednesday. Temperatures will range from the mid 20's to mid 30's for lows and lower 40's to lower 50's for highs.

 

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