MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – National Weather Service forecasters are predicting between 5-7 inches of snow to fall on the region Saturday night through Sunday.

According to the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly Friday afternoon, a low pressure system in the northern plains will swing south and east, along the coast late Saturday night into Sunday, bringing the potential of heavy, wet snow to the area.

Forecasters say the best chance is to see about 5-7 inches of snow during the period, depending on where the center of the low goes.

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If the storm moves faster and farther out to sea, the region may end up seeing mainly a rain event, according to the forecast.

But forecasters believe the greatest probability is for the storm to churn as it moves up the east coast, setting the stage for accumulating snowfall.

There may be some transition through rain, sleet and snow during the storm, which could also impact totals, officials said.

The heaviest snow is expected to pass through Central Jersey Sunday afternoon, according to the forecast.

Warmer weather is expected to follow the storm on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures going from the mid 30s on Sunday to the mid to upper 40s Monday and Tuesday, according to the forecast.

South Brunswick police put out an alert Thursday evening saying that they are monitoring the forecasts and that such heavy snow could stick to trees and power lines, possibly causing some power outages.

Stay with TAP Into South Brunswick and Cranbury for more on this developing story.

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