Forecast: Back-to-back winter storms expected to encase state in ice

Tracking weekend winter storm ahead of plunging temps Tracking weekend winter storm ahead of plunging temps
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New Jersey is expected to see back-to-back winter storms over the next several days, which could create dangerous, icy conditions.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says the first storm is expected to move through the state Thursday night into Friday. The storm should start off as snow and then turn into rain as temperatures warm during Thursday's overnight hours.

The precipitation should end around 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. Friday. The morning commute could be a bit messy due to slippery and wet conditions. 

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Extreme northwest parts of the state are expected to see 2-4 inches of snow, 1-2 inches for the rest of the north and some central parts, and a mix of rain and snow for the rest of the state.

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The next major storm is expected to come to the state Saturday night into Sunday morning. The storm should start off as snow, turn to rain and then snow again. Several inches of snow is possible for the extreme northwest parts of the state.

Temperatures Sunday could warm to nearly 50 degrees, which means much of the snow should start to melt. But the issue is temperatures Sunday night into Monday should drop to the low-teens or even below zero, meaning that everything could refreeze, creating icy, dangerous conditions.

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

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