Forecast: Rain, some snow follow record-breaking highs

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Wet weather and cooler temperatures return to New Jersey Thursday following Wednesday’s record-breaking highs.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio said temperatures in Newark reached 79 degrees on Wednesday, making it the hottest day ever for the month of February in New Jersey.

However, the warm, sunny weather that the state enjoyed over the last two days is over for now. Thursday is expected to see mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and possibly some snow in northern New Jersey. 

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Sussex County. Freezing rain is expected during the late afternoon, with ice accumulations possible. 

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As for western Bergen and western Passaic, a wintry mix is expected to fall during the afternoon hours.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s after a warmer start in the low-50s Thursday morning.

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers are also expected on Friday. High temperatures will again only reach the low-40s.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to continue to see clouds and scattered rain, but temperatures will be warmer. Highs in the 50s are forecast for both days.

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