Winter storm to skirt N.J. but still bring snow, sleet, rain

Another winter storm headed for the Northeast this weekend should bring sleet and snow to northern New Jersey while the rest of the state should see rain, forecasters say. Mild temperatures on Saturday and rain on Sunday should melt the snow that fell on...

Winter storm to skirt N.J. but still bring snow, sleet, rain

Another winter storm headed for the Northeast this weekend should bring sleet and snow to northern New Jersey while the rest of the state should see rain, forecasters say.

Mild temperatures on Saturday and rain on Sunday should melt the snow that fell on central and southern New Jersey on Thursday, but northern New Jersey is due for more snow and sleet, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm actually skirts north of New Jersey, dumping most of its load of snow from New York to Maine and Massachusetts, according to AccuWeather.

Ahead of Sunday's storm, temperatures should be in the 40s on Saturday, helping to melt the snow that blanketed New Jersey on Thursday.

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The daytime highs range from 43 around Sussex County, to 49 near Belmar and up to 53 degrees in Atlantic City, according to the weather service.

Rain moves in on Saturday night, mainly after 3 a.m. Temperatures will take a dip overnight to the high 30s in the central and southern portion of the state but to near freezing in the northern region, the weather service says.

Those temperatures set up northern New Jersey for sleet and snow on Sunday, the weather service says. The precipitation should start as sleet possibly mixed with freezing rain, mainly before 4 p.m. That could turn to snow and sleet between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and then back to sleet, according to the weather service.

In all, the northern New Jersey could see 1-2 inches of new snow and sleet, the weather service says.

With warmer temperatures in central and southern New Jersey, those areas should get a rainy day on Sunday, according to the weather service.

MaryAnn Spoto may be reached at mspoto@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryAnnSpoto. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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