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2 to 4 inches of snow predicted for region

Jennifer Sprouse • Mar 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

While warmer weather may be on its way, many area residents could experience another dose of winter weather this morning as 2 to 4 inches of snow are predicted to fall throughout the region.

According to Sam Roberts, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown, rain showers that drenched area neighborhoods were expected to move out between 8 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, and snow showers are predicted to fall early this morning and throughout most of today.

Roberts said Tuesday that a low pressure system is expected to move through the area and head toward the East Coast, allowing colder air to filter into the region. He said the snow showers are forecast to begin around 3 this morning, with the heaviest periods of snow expected between 6 and 11 a.m.

He said the snow showers are expected to stick around most of the day, but said “the good news is that exits pretty quickly and we’re in ... store for a pretty nice warm up for the weekend.”

Roberts said because of the heavy snow, today’s morning commute could be messy.

“Hopefully by the evening commute, things will be (in) a little bit better shape than (this) morning,” he said.

The high today is expected to be 37 degrees, with a low expected to be around 30 degrees.

On Thursday, temperatures are forecast to warm up, with the high around 46 degrees and the low Thursday night around 26.

Friday’s high is forecast to be near 50 degrees, with the low around 25 degrees.

Saturday is predicted to be around 58 degrees, with the low around 33 degrees.

Roberts said this type of weather pattern is not too unusual for this time of year.

“March is that transition month between winter and spring, so (it’s) definitely not uncommon to see ... heavy rain, a few storms followed by snow ... just a couple hours later. Pretty typical for this time of year,” he said.

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