Forecast: Back-to-back winter storms expected to encase NJ 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 Dave Curren says that the first storm is expected to move through the state Thursday night, going into Friday. That storm should start off as snow and then turn into rain as temperatures warm during Thursday’s overnight hours.

Curren says that the precipitation should end around 8 a.m. or 9 p.m. Friday. He says that Friday’s morning commute could be a bit messy due to slippery and wet conditions. Parts of the state could see 3 to 4 inches of snow.

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The next major storm is expected to come to the state Saturday night into Sunday morning. Curren say that this storm isn’t so much about snow accumulations as it is the ice. The storm should start off as snow, turn to rain and then snow again.

Curren says that temperatures Sunday could warm to nearly 50 degrees, which means much of the snow should start to melt. But he says that the issue is that temperature 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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