A winter storm watch is in effect for Morris County from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, with forecasts showing the possibility of 5 to 10 inches of heavy snow being dumped on the region in that time.
The snow is expected to change to sleet and rain in some areas at times and could create hazardous travel conditions with greatly reduced visibility, according to a National Weather Service alert.
Jeffrey Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, said the office is monitoring the potential storm and how it might affect the county.
Forecasts suggest there could be minor accumulations early Friday, and then plowable accumulations between 7 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, he said. The National Weather Service says the storm is tracking northeastward and brings "the potential for a significant snowfall."
"We will continue to monitor storm data and provide updates should it become necessary," Paul said.