Forecast: Watching weekend winter storm; deep freeze to follow

Tracking weekend winter storm ahead of plunging temps Tracking weekend winter storm ahead of plunging temps
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News 12 New Jersey meteorologists are tracking another potential snow event that could impact the Garden State this upcoming weekend.

The state is expected to see some snow and rain Thursday into Friday, but the early snow and rain should be followed by increasing sunshine throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s.

The weekend event is expected to start Saturday night heading into Sunday morning. Snow is expected to begin Saturday after 7 p.m. Precipitation will change to mostly rain in all areas through midday Sunday.  The rain is expected to change to snow, possibly heavy, by Sunday afternoon, between 2 and 4 p.m. Accumulations are likely.

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The snow could possibly be heavy through early Sunday evening, then clearing. Depending on the overall timing of the precipitation, areas could see widespread icing, with hazardous travel into Monday morning.   

News 12 New Jersey meteorologists say it is still a bit too early to fully track the weekend storm.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Michele Powers says temperatures Wednesday will be in the 40s, with a mixture of sun and clouds. Conditions will be a touch milder.

Temperatures overnight will drop into the mid-20s, with partly cloudy skies. Conditions will be breezy.

Thursday is expected to see temperatures in the mid-30s, with mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers.

Stay with News 12 New Jersey for the latest weather information.

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