TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The April Fools’ Day snowstorm is turning out to be weaker than expected.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Snow In Orange County

The National Weather Service changed earlier forecasts that called for as much as 8 inches of snow in northwestern New Jersey. The day will be more wet than white.

Several winter storm warnings have been canceled. Instead, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for Sussex and western Passaic counties.

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Forecasters were predicting the chance for 2 to 3 inches of snow, mainly in the higher elevations of the Garden State.

Snow could slow motorists, but accumulations are not expected to pose any significant problems.

Rain was falling over most of New Jersey Friday morning.

The storm was also expected to drop only a few inches of wet snow on parts of upstate New York.

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Montgomery said the storm tracked farther east than some models predicted, meaning higher elevations in Vermont and western Massachusetts would get more snow Friday than much of the Hudson Valley.

Severe Weather Alerts:

Winter Weather Advisory in CT – Hartford, Northern Litchfield, Southern Litchfield

Coastal Flood Statement in NJ – Coastal Ocean, Eastern Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Western Monmouth

Winter Weather Advisory in NJ – Sussex, Western Passaic

Winter Weather Advisory – Eastern Columbia, Orange, Western Ulster

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