FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Predicted snow totals have nearly been doubled according to the National Weather Service.

Yesterday the NWS issued a Winter Storm Watch predicting snowfall between four to eight inches. Today the NWS upped the ante by issuing a Winter Storm Warning and snowfall totals of eight to 12 inches are expected. 

The Winter Storm Watch is expected to start at 7 p.m. this evening and last through 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the NWS.  

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Light rain and snow will develop late this afternoon and especially this evening, then transition to all snow tonight and continue Wednesday, according to the NWS. 

"The snow will be heavy at times especially from midday Wednesday through Wednesday evening, where rates will be one to two inches per hour," officials from NWS said on its website. 

Heavy wet snow may bring down tree limbs and utility wires, resulting in some power outages.

Check TAPinto Franklin Township's weather section for changes in the forecast. Our front page will be updated with any cancellations or delays that result from the inclement weather.  

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