The weekend’s winter storm could bring heavy snow to parts of the state. Latest updates.

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UPDATE: Latest snow, rain and wind forecast for weekend winter storm

Forecasters continue to follow the development of a winter storm this weekend which could affect parts of the state with heavy snowfall, mixed rainfall, gusty winds and coastal flooding.

The National Weather Service said it’s too early to offer snow accumulation estimates, while AccuWeather’s initial forecast calls for a broad area of ​​6 to 12 inches along the I-95 corridor where temperatures remain cold enough during the night from Saturday to Sunday.

Northwestern parts of the state have the highest chance of seeing “shocking snow” this weekend, the National Weather Service said.

The storm could be the first significant snowfall in New Jersey in two years, although for now areas along and north of Interstate 78 are most likely to see accumulations, the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning.

“The consensus mix shows a low track moving closer to the coast, increasing the chances of a ‘warmer’ solution,” the weather service said in its morning forecast discussion. “Precipitation types along the I-95 corridor and points south and east are very uncertain at this time and largely depend on where the low will move. At the moment, the consensus suggests more rain with some snow potentially mixed in at times, but we’ll just have to wait until we get closer to the weekend before getting more specific.”

Precipitation is expected to taper off Sunday night.

According to AccuWeather.com, a winter storm expected to impact the East Coast this weekend will take one of two paths.

AccuWeather.com It’s also taking a wait-and-see approach on the storm’s expected track, but says “6 to 12 inches overall are likely where snow falls in locally higher amounts.” When rain falls quickly, little or no snow is likely to accumulate. “A wintry mix or ice could limit snow accumulation to a few centimeters or less.”

If New Jersey receives snow, it wouldn’t last as long, according to AccuWeather.com.

“The most significant winter effects of the storm will be limited to approximately 12 hours, spanning Saturday night through Sunday night,” AccuWeather.com said.

Most of New Jersey has not received at least minus an inch of snow from a single storm since Feb. 13, 2022, according to NJweather.org, the website for the office of the state climatologist at Rutgers University.

During the February 2022 storm, which occurred on Super Bowl Sunday, weather monitoring stations in 17 New Jersey counties reported snow totals of at least 1 inch, and 11 of those counties had 3 inches of snow in some areas. The highest snow totals from that storm were 5 inches in parts of Sussex and Warren counties.

Meanwhile, Tuesday and Wednesday should be fine in New Jersey: sunny skies with light winds and highs in the 40s. There is a slight chance of flurries Wednesday night before another calm day Thursday with highs again in the 40s.

We will stay dry on Friday, but temperatures will only climb into the upper 30s. Saturday will be mostly cloudy before rain, snow or a combination arrives in the evening.

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NJ Advance Media Staff Writer Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.

You can contact Jeff Goldman at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com

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