Is winter finally here? Some areas of tri-state may see flurries this weekend

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NEW YORK -- Some parts of the tri-state area, mainly northern New Jersey, could see flurries and slippery conditions overnight Friday and on Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for Sussex and Warren counties, as well as parts of northeastern Pennsylvania.

The colder weather sweeps into the region after days of above-average temperatures in the state and will be close to normal for the first time this season with highs near 40 and wind chills as low as the teens.

An upper level ridge will start to build in on Monday again. This ridge has been in control over the East for the past several weeks while a trough with cold and stormy weather has been out West. This is due to the strong El Nino pattern of warm water off of the coast of South America. Typically El Nino winters are warm and wet for our region.

With a warm front approaching, showers arrive late with temperatures into the low 50s. A cold front then moves into our northwest suburbs and stalls. Waves of rain will move through the area Tuesday through Thursday with temperatures again in the 50s and 60s.

Clearing skies and mild weather is currently forecast for Christmas.