Portions of the Jersey Shore could see up to eight inches of snow by Wednesday morning, forecasters say.
A surface trough will extend westward from an area of low pressure that will redevelop off the coast tonight through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
But the location of the surface trough will determine where the heaviest snow will fall, and the key factor will only become apparent as the event is occurring.
The National Weather Service believes that the heaviest snowfall will extend from southern Ocean County into Atlantic County and westward.
Accordingly, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all Shore areas excluding Monmouth County from midnight tonight through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Monmouth County is under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Forecasters expect two to five inches of snow in Monmouth County and four to eight inches in Ocean County to the south.
The snowfall will impact travel late tonight through Wednesday morning, with conditions likely deteriorating at times of heavier precipitation, according to the warning bulletin.
Additional tidal flooding is also likely.