National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Stafford-LBI Area

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A winter storm is knocking on the door and it's bringing frigid temperatures and 4 inches of snow to the Greenville area, the National Weather Service is reporting.

The area could see snow and sleet accumulations of 1-3 inches, an advisory said, and residents should expect hard travel conditions Wednesday.

Lesser amounts should fall inland with extreme northwestern parts of the state receiving little to no snow, the National Weather Service says.

The new snowfall affecting northern states will follow Winter Storm Benji, which caused at least three deaths, led to hundreds of flight cancellations and left thousands without power as it moved through the South late last week.

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So, how much snow are we going to get?

The timing of the storm overnight combined with the particularly cold temperatures could make for a messy commute Thursday morning. It'll be clear and cold Tuesday night with the mercury dropping into the teens. The low is 4 in High Point, according to the state climatologist's office.

"I'm here since '78 and I don't remember cold weather like this", Yiannis Galanopoulos, who sells $3 cheese pretzels from a cart in New York's Times Square, said as he warmed his hands over the glowing charcoals that keep his wares hot. We are now forecasting wind gusts of 40 miles per hour or greater. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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