Several inches of snow fall across NJ; colder temps return overnight

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Several inches of snow blanketed the Garden State early Wednesday, with colder weather set to return overnight.

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News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio said that the bulk of the snow fell between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday, impacting the morning commute and school districts.

More than 190 schools in New Jersey either canceled or delayed classes Wednesday.

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Northern portions of the state, including Sussex and Warren counties, saw some snow late Tuesday that continued into Wednesday. Gregorio said that for most of the rest of the state, the snow started out as rain before transitioning.

A winter storm warning for Sussex County expired at 11 a.m. Parts of the county were expected to see up to 8 inches of snow.

Several other northern New Jersey counties were under a winter weather advisory until noon and were expected to see 4 to 6 inches of snow.

The snow is expected to end by noon, followed by an increase in sunshine. High temperatures are expected to climb near 40 degrees. 

Colder weather returns overnight, though, with lows dipping into the teens. Gregorio said the drop in temperatures will raise the risk of black ice on the roadways into Thursday morning.

Sunshine is expected for the rest of the week into the weekend, with high temperatures in the mid- to upper-30s.

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