Weekend cold snap to shock New Jersey with fall chill; potential for heavy rain

A front expected to move through the tri-state area late Friday night and early Saturday morning will drag down chilly air, making it feel like fall has really arrived.
News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says the area will go from temperatures Thursday in the mid-70s all the way down to the low-40s by Sunday morning.
FORECAST DETAILSNews 12 Weather Center
The front will be accompanied by some gusty winds and possible thunderstorms Friday night through early Saturday. Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a steadier rain in the afternoon. There is the potential for heavy rain. Areas impacted the most could be New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of the Hudson Valley.
Rain showers Saturday morning will turn to bright sunshine in the afternoon.
News 12 will continue to bring you the latest forecast models, timing and impacts of the upcoming weekend weather.