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Forecasters are keeping an eye on a fast-moving storm system that has the potential to bring accumulating snow — or a mix of snow and rain — to New Jersey on Presidents Day weekend.

Since the storm is still more than three days away, there’s a high degree of uncertainty over the system’s track and intensity, said Mitchell Gaines, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s regional forecast office in New Jersey.

“Right now it looks like most spots are going to see a mix of rain and snow, with the northern parts of the state having the best chance to see some snow and the southern parts of the state having the best chance of seeing a changeover to a mix or all rain,” Gaines said Wednesday morning.

If the storm system develops as expected, the snow and rain would affect the Garden State from Saturday night into Sunday morning. Gaines said a low pressure system will be moving eastward from the lower Ohio Valley before dipping south of our region and reforming off the Atlantic coast, near the Virginia Beach area. At that point, it would become a coastal storm.

 

 

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