Winter storm watch for weekend, foot of snow possible

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A winter storm watch was issued early Thursday morning for most of New Jersey, with the National Weather Service now warning that up to a foot of snow is possible in every county at the Shore.

The watch goes into effect at 7 p.m. Friday and will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the weather service.

The snow is expected after 7 p.m. Friday, with a low air temperature of about 20 degrees on Friday night. A north wind of between 5 and 10 mph will increase to 15 and 20 mph after midnight. The chance of snow Friday is 90%.

On Saturday, the snow will continue to fall with a high temperature near 26 degrees and a north wind of 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. The chance of snow Saturday is 80%.

Conditions will be “blustery” throughout the storm, all according to the weather service.

Up to a foot of snow is possible Friday into Saturday at the Jersey Shore as a nor’easter threatens the state with a major snowstorm this weekend.

On Wednesday night, there remained uncertainty about the severity of the impending nor’easter. Even the slightest shift in the storm’s track between now and Friday night could make the difference between a few inches and more than a foot of snow. 

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Meteorologist Steven DiMartino, who operates the website, said in his webcast Wednesday night that two places as little as 20 miles apart could see hugely disproportionate snowfall totals.

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