Winter storm bears down on New Jersey; up to 8 inches of snow possible

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The first winter storm of the season is bearing down on the Garden State, bringing the potential of up to 8 inches of snow to some parts of northern New Jersey.

Parts of northwestern New Jersey saw at least 5 inches of snow by Monday afternoon after the snow began earlier in the morning.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for a large portion of the state due to the winter weather. There are also coastal flooding advisories in place along the shore.

News 12 New Jersey meteorologists say that the snow should continue through the evening commuting hours and then wind down sometime after midnight. Drivers should expect a wet and slippery ride home for the evening commute. Road conditions are expected to be icy as temperatures drop during the night.

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New Jersey transportation officials have implemented some speed restrictions on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike because of the inclement weather. There is also a commercial vehicle travel restriction on several interstate highways.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with highs around 42 degrees and an overnight low of around 27 degrees.

Thursday will also see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 42 degrees.

MORE: Dec. 2 snowstorm photos from around the tri-state area.

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