The updated forecasts for New Jersey now suggests many areas could get 8-12 inches of snow by the time storm moves out Friday afternoon. Earlier forecasts maxed out at 8 inches for most areas in New Jersey.
Cherry Hill was originally supposed to get 6-8 inches but forecasters are now expecting 6-10 inches of snow.
Areas in deep South Jersey like Cape May and many shore towns, which were supposed to get between 2-6 inches could now see get 3-8 inches.
For instance the latest forecast for Long Beach Island released Friday at 3:30 a.m. calls for 4-8 inches, instead of the 2-4 inches expected earlier.
Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Under his powers the state can restrict travel on any road that is needed for emergency vehicles.
The storm now underway is considered very dangerous due to blizzard conditions in some areas, lessening visibility and plunging the wind chill to below zero.
The governor authorized the closing of state offices Friday for all non-essential workers. State courthouses were closed Friday, as were Trenton city offices for non-essential workers. New Jersey Transit announced it would cross-honor all tickets Thursday and Friday.
Latest snow total predictions for South and Central New Jersey counties
Atlantic County, including Hammonton 6-10 inches
Coastal Atlantic County, including Atlantic City 4-8 inches
Northwestern Burlington County, including Moorestown 6-10 inches
Southeastern Burlington County, including Wharton State Forest 8-12 inches
Camden County 6-10 inches
Cape May County, including Cape May Court House 4-8 inches
Eastern Cape May County, including Ocean City 3-5 inches
Cumberland County 6-10 inches
Gloucester County 6-10 inches
Hunterdon County, including Flemington 6-10 inches
Mercer County, including Princeton 6-10 inches
Western Monmouth County, including Freehold 8-12 inches
Eastern Monmouth County, including Sandy Hook 6-10 inches
Ocean County, including Jackson 6-10 inches
Coastal Ocean County, including LBI 4-8 inches
Salem County 6-10 inches
Somerset County, including Somerville 6-10 inches