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Nor'Easter Expected to Drop 4 Inches of Snow Friday

The storm could last Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

The Bridgewater Township Police department sent out a Nixle alert Wednesday afternoon concerning a briefing from the National Weather Service that is predicting the possibility of four or more inches of snow in Somerset County in a nor'easter possibly hitting the area beginning late Thursday.

According to the report from NWS, there is currently the potential for eight or more inches of snow possible in Northern New Jersey and the Poconos in Pennsylvania. In addition, the threat of bad weather is escalating for the Friday evening commute because of the planned timing of the heaviest snowfall and increasing winds.

The nor'easter is expected to initially hit the area beginning late Thursday and lasting through Saturday morning, with the possibility of heavy snow, coastal flooding and wind. That heaviest snowfall, the report said, is expected around the time of the Friday evening commute.

According to maps from the NWS, Somerset County is expected to see at least four inches of snowfall at this point.

Although winds could gust up to 35 miles per hour at inland locations and even up to 45 miles per hour along the coastal areas of New Jersey, Central Jersey is only expected to see around 18-mile-per-hour winds.

For more information and updates on the impending storm, visit the NWS website by clicking here.

Patch will update as more information is made available.

Tee-mar February 07, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Geez... that means we will lose power again..... UGH!!! This will only be the 28th time in the 5 years I am in Hillsborough....
Steve February 07, 2013 at 04:45 PM
I would expect more of those teetering utility polls to come down again.
Fred Franklin February 07, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Looks like JCPL is already having power outages in *anticipation* of the storm. Our power is out (Smokerise Road in Warren). Outage map shows a wide area is affected: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html
Love the comments February 08, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Gas up the generators buy so wine. We are going to have a fine time.

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