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.

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