When will New Jersey get snow? Here's what weather forecasters say

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Could North Jersey see its first snowfall this weekend? It's possible.

Extreme western Passaic County could see snow Sunday morning, according to Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. There is a 25-30% chance for snow in the West Milford area, while the rest of northeastern New Jersey, including Bergen County, has only a 15-25% of seeing snow.

"If anything does stick, it will maybe be a dusting," Pollina said.

The flurries will turn mainly to rain in the afternoon before turning back to snow overnight.

Temperatures for this weekend will be cooler than average. This time of year, temperatures are typically in the upper 40s to lower 50s, Pollina said.

On Saturday temperatures will be in the lower 40s, and it will be slightly warmer on Sunday. But those unseasonably cool temperatures will last beyond the weekend into most of the week.

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The state typically sees its first measurable snowfall, where there is more than flurries, on Dec. 7, said meteorologist David Stark. Stark said it's uncommon for snow to fall early, but their earliest recorded snow was Oct. 20 in 1952.

As for what snowfall could look like this coming winter, Polina said the Climate Prediction Center calls for a 40-50% chance of above-normal temperatures, and precipitation for the season equally likely to be above or below normal.

Kaitlyn Kanzler covers Essex County for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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