The National Weather Service has upgraded the forecast for tomorrow's predicted storm from a winter storm watch to a winter storm warning as of Thursday afternoon.
The storm will affect most of our area the hardest from Friday night through Saturday morning. Depending on the track of the storm there could be snow accumulation of anywhere from 6 to 10 inches as well as "possibly a trace of ice,' according to the warning.
There may be some snow on Friday morning that is expected to shift temporarily to rain before the full force of the snow is expected to arrive into Friday evening. As much as one or two inches of snow could fall per hour with winds upwards of 40 MPH making for more hazardous conditions. There is also a chance for a thunderstorm rolling through.
By Saturday morning the snow is expected to slow down making for a sunny and windy start to the weekend.
The storm also has a coastal flood watch for Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties during the same timeframe. The National Weather Service is warning there could be minor flooding during high tide on Friday night and moderate flooding with Saturday's high tide.