A no-joke April Fool's snowstorm is bearing down on some parts of the Northeast after region enjoyed brief reprieve from its long, white winter.
The spring snowstorm is expected to hit late Thursday and into Friday morning _ which is April Fool's Day _ dropping up to a foot of snow in some areas including northwest New Jersey, eastern New York and around New England.
The timing could make for a messy Friday morning commute.
Storm warnings are up and parts of New Jersey and New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills could see 5 to 10 inches.
Coastal areas of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut are expected to get rain. No snow is forecast for New York City, but forecasters say commuters could see a rain-snow mix Friday morning.