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Winter Storm Warning Issued, 4-6 Inches of Snow Now Predicted

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The most likely snow forecast through Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo: NWS) Click to expand.
The most likely snow forecast through Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo: NWS) Click to expand.

The Jersey Shore will receive 4-6 inches of snow in a storm expected to roll in overnight between Monday and Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Though less likely, the maximum snow forecast for the area could be as much as 9 inches, the weather service said in a briefing issued late Monday.

Maximum likely snow forecast through Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo: NWS) Click to expand.
Maximum likely snow forecast through Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo: NWS) Click to expand.

A winter storm warning went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday, and will last through 12 noon on Tuesday. The heaviest snow will occur between 12 midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, the briefing said, which will have a significant impact on Tuesday morning’s rush hour. The snow will end by midday Tuesday.

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Temperatures Monday night through Wednesday will be more moderate, with wind chills remaining above zero. Another arctic front will move in Wednesday.