The Saturday morning storm will be pushed out to sea by a strong high pressure system building over New England, the forecast notes, and areas of northwestern New Jersey could see plentiful sunshine instead of snow.
Hazardous travel can be expected on Saturday with snow-covered roads and poor visibility.
"Approximately one to two (inches) are anticipated based on the current storm models", said Jeffrey S. Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.
A dusting of snow is possible overnight into Friday morning in surrounding portions of Arkansas at a time when temperatures are right for wintry precipitation. Temperatures aren't expected to get above 30 degrees Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.
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TONIGHT: Rain moves in from the south and west starting in the late evening then should transition to all snow for inland areas and a mix of rain, snow and sleet along the coast. There's the potential for at least 0.5 inches of snow on the ground in Indy by 7 a.m. Thursday. Stay close to weather information, but at this point the forecast for winter weather looks minor at best. The temperature could stay below freezing from 10 p.m. Friday until noon Tuesday.
Cities in central Arkansas such as Little Rock are forecast to receive up to 2 inches of snow.
NWS says in a special statement issued Wednesday afternoon that snowfall accumulations and slick highways are likely Thursday afternoon and evening.
Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s to near 50 degrees.
By early afternoon any snow lingering along the Front Range should end quickly. Slightly higher totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible across some of our southern counties.