JANUARY NOR'EASTER: Blizzard warnings in place, up to 18 inches of snow possible Saturday

News 12 New Jersey Storm Watch Team meteorologists are tracking a coastal winter storm that began Friday night and is expected to last into Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, as well as a winter storm warning and winter weather advisory, for parts of the state.
Storm Watch Team meteorologists say parts of southern New Jersey will see the brunt of the storm. The snow will start to stick and collect more quickly and will continue through the night.
Heavier snow will continue from daybreak on Saturday until around 2 p.m. in areas along and east of the New Jersey Turnpike. Wind gusts could be anywhere from 35 to 50 mph. The snow will taper off or will be done completely by around 4 p.m. Cleanup will begin for some New Jersey residents.
Parts of the New Jersey coastline will see the most snow. Totals could be up to 18 inches of snow. The snow lessens the further west you go toward the Delaware River.
The Jersey Shore may see large waves and some beach erosion from the storm. Minor coastal flooding is also a possibility.
The wind and snow could cause power outages in some areas of the state. New Jersey residents are urged to gather whatever items they may need in an emergency. Temperatures on Saturday will range from the low-20s to the low-teens. Wind chills will make conditions feel colder.
Sunday is expected to see mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper-20s.