NEW YORK, NY - In anticipation of heavy snow during the day Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Northern NJ, effective from late Tuesday night to late Wednesday night. The most recent advisory projects 6 to 9 inches across the area, with localized amounts up to 12 inches. Totals increase to the north and west.

As of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, models put the start of snowfall in the region around 10 p.m. Tuesday and continuing to 4 a.m. Thursday. Total snow accumulation is expected to be be from 6 inches to 12 inches. There is a slight chance of rain Tuesday night ahead of the snow. 

Travel is expected to very difficult. The National Weather Service used the phrase "nearly impossible" to describe travel Wednesday night due in large part to reduced visibility. 

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By Thursday, temperatures are expected to climb into the 40's. Current forecast models are showing a 30% of rain showers for Sunday.

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