Preliminary snow forecast maps released Friday for the winter storm. Latest updates.

Preliminary snow forecast maps released Friday for the winter storm.  Latest updates.

Another winter storm is expected in New Jersey on Friday, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected across much of the state as bitter cold temperatures persist over the next few days.

Below-freezing temperatures Wednesday morning — including single-digit lows in some Northwest towns — raised concerns about black ice and slick roads from the mix of snow, rain and winter weather that fell Tuesday. Hundreds of school districts also called for Wednesday’s school opening to be postponed due to icy conditions.

After the morning commute, forecasters are turning their attention to an upcoming winter storm that could bring storms to New Jersey late Thursday with the bulk of the next snow falling during daylight hours Friday, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service’s preliminary forecast map for this storm predicts the following:

  • 3 to 4 inches: For much of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, and the southeastern portion of Camden and Gloucester counties.
  • 2 to 3 inches: Southern Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Cumberland-Salem counties, as well as part of Camden and Gloucester counties closest to Philadelphia.
  • 1 to 2 inches: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, and Passaic, as well as Sussex and North Warren
  • Less than 1 inch: Most of Cape May County and along the southern half of the Jersey Shore.

The weather service said major travel disruptions were likely on Friday due to snow that could mix with sleet.

AccuWeather.com is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow statewide in New Jersey Thursday night into Friday night.

AccuWeather’s snowfall forecast map calls for 1 to 3 inches across New Jersey.

“Due to the presence of a slice of moderate air, there will likely be an area of ​​a wintry mix or rain for some time around Delmarva into southern New Jersey,” AccuWeather said. “However, that mild period may be short, and snow may accumulate during the latter part of the storm system Friday or Friday evening.

Temperatures this afternoon will only rise to highs in the northwestern areas of the state and mid-20s in South Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

Some flight cancellations were still continuing on Wednesday. As of 6 a.m., 25 flights from LaGuardia, 23 from Newark Liberty and 10 scheduled to take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport were cancelled, according to FlightAware.com. No flights out of Philadelphia have been cancelled.

Ahead of Friday’s storm, temperatures should rebound Thursday with highs in the 30s and cloudy skies.

Even though the sun will be out, it will feel cool. Wind chill values ​​will be in the single digits this morning and in the teens in the afternoon with wind gusts from 10 to 15 mph reaching 25. Highs this time of year typically range from the mid 20s to around 40.

After Friday’s storm passes, the weekend should be dry and sunny. Temperatures on Sunday are expected to be about 10 degrees milder than on Saturday, with highs only in the 20s. It will be very cold at night as the mercury reaches the teens.

The warming trend is expected to continue next week, according to AccuWeather.

The coldest places in New Jersey

These were the coldest temperature readings across the Garden State early Wednesday morning, according to data from the Rutgers New Jersey Weather Network:

  • (Walbach, Sussex).
  • 4 degrees At High Point Monument, Sussex County
  • 4 degrees (Sandiston, Sussex County).
  • (High Point, Sussex County).
  • (Hackettstown, Warren County).
  • (Town of Vernon, Sussex County).
  • (Wantage in Sussex).
  • (Kingwood, Hunterdon County).
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NJ Advance Media staff writer Lynn Melisurgo She contributed to this report.

Jeff Goldman can be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com.

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