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Post-Super Bowl snowstorm forecasted for New York, New Jersey

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – After  a window of perfect football weather for the Super Bowl, a winter storm watch is in effect for parts of New Jersey on Monday with several inches of snow in the forecast for New York City and Long Island.

The looming storm could mean a serious headache for travelers trying to leave the tri-state area after attending the Super Bowl.

The New York City Department of Sanitation has already issued a snow alert beginning at 1 a.m.  Plows and salt spreaders are being prepared Sunday for the next bout of snow.

The nasty weather is set to begin before dawn, with sleet and rain becoming snow during the morning commute.

New York City could see two to four inches of snow, with roughly the same amount in northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.

There is a winter storm watch in effect in parts of New Jersey until 4 p.m.  Counties affected include: Eastern Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer, Western Monmouth, Camden, Coastal Ocean, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem and Southeastern Burlington.

Those counties could see snow in the four-to-eight inch range.

Monday night temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s, setting up another storm on Tuesday that may bring slick driving conditions with a mixture of snow and rain turning to ice that night.