Many schools in New Jersey will close early as the state braces for a winter storm that could pack blizzard conditions in part of the state and threaten the storm-battered coast.

Snow starts falling in NJ as Nor'easter arrives (User submitted photo by Rosalia)

It's snowing north of Interstate 78 and raining elsewhere Friday. Forecasters say it will turn to all snow in time for the evening rush.

More than 2,000 plows and salt spreaders are ready to clear the highways.

NJ Transit will add additional trains during the afternoon. Buses and trains are cross-honoring tickets.

A blizzard warning for northeast New Jersey calls for as much as 14 inches of snow. Up to 10 inches are possible for most of the state, with 2 to 5 inches in south Jersey.

The coast could see wave heights of 12 feet and moderate flooding.

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