Snow headed for North Jersey later this week

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The unseasonably mild 66-degree weather of Monday will see a turn to colder air and some snowfall in the North Jersey region this week.

Temperatures will drop to the low 40s on Tuesday, with a 20% chance of light snowfall after 2 a.m. as Wednesday begins, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

On Wednesday, the chance of snow increases with up to an inch likely to fall over Bergen County sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as temperatures hover in the high-30s.

"The highest chances [for snow] are in the late morning through mid-afternoon," said John Murray, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Upton, New York, office.

The National Weather Service predicts snowfall in the area on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
The National Weather Service predicts snowfall in the area on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.

Eastern Connecticut and Long Island could see close to two inches, though the accumulation will not be much more than a light covering, the service said.

Temperatures will continue to rise through the week and are expected to hover in the mid-50s on Saturday, Murray said.

Monday's spring-like burst was due to gusts of air that traveled from the south, bringing warmer temperatures.

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