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Light snow began falling in parts of our area overnight as a major snowstorm, expected to bring a one-two punch of snow to the area, moved into the region.
We won't see much accumulation Sunday night into Monday. However, the second half of the storm is when the real damage will be done as the storm could intensify enough to bring 18 inches of snow or more to parts of the region.
A fast-moving Alberta clipper moved in between late Sunday and will last into the Monday morning commute - dropping 1 to 3 inches of snow during the day Monday. The second part of the storm will bring major accumulations.
As the storm moves off shore Monday afternoon, it's expected to develop and rapidly intensify into a nor'easter that will then strike the area again around 7 p.m. Monday.
While models differ over the severity of the storm, the latest models from the National Weather Service forecast nearly 20 inches of snow for parts of the area by Tuesday. The nor'easter will bring heavy, blowing snow to the region, hitting Central New Jersey and areas along the Jersey Shore the hardest.
As a result, the Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery and Upper Bucks counties.
A winter storm watch is also in effect for New Castle, Cecil, Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Chester Counties from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
Finally, a blizzard warning is in effect from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Ocean County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County.
10 p.m. Sunday - Midnight - Wintry mix moves in
Midnight - 4 p.m. Monday - Wintry mix continues
Mon. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Wintry mix changes to snow
Mon 10 p.m. - Tues. 4 a.m. - Snow continues
4 a.m. Tues. - noon Tues. - Heaviest snow falls
Noon Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears
Poconos/Lehigh/North and West Suburbs
10 p.m. Sun - Midnight - Light snow moves in
Midnight - 7 a.m. Monday - Light snow continues
7 a.m. Mon. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues
2 p.m. Mon. - Midnight - Snow continues
Midnight - 8 a.m. Tues. - Snow continues
8 a.m. Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow continues
4 p.m. Tues. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears
11 p.m. Sun. - Midnight - Light snow moves in
Midnight - 5 a.m. Mon. - Light snow becomes widespread
5 a.m. Mon. - 10 a.m. Mon.- Light snow continues
10 a.m. Mon. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues
4 p.m. Mon. to 9 p.m. Mon. - Snow tapers off
9 p.m. Mon. to 5 a.m. Tues. - Snow redevelops, heavier snow falls
5 a.m. Tues. - 11 a.m. Tues. - Heavy snow continues
11 a.m. Tues. to 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears
In all, the storm could drop up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the area before it tapers off Tuesday afternoon.
EXPECTED SNOW TOTALS
Philly/I-95 Corridor (Now until Tuesday morning)
Philadelphia - 8 to 12 inches
Trenton/Mount Holly/Toms River - 12 to 18 inches
Wilmington/Pottstown/Reading - 5 to 7 inches
Poconos/Lehigh, North and West Suburbs (Now until Tuesday morning)
Mount Pocono/Lehighton/Allentown/Kutztown/Pottstown - 7 to 10 inches
Stroudsburg/Wind Gap/Bethlehem/Quakertown - 8 to 12 inches
Doylestown - 12 to 18 inches
Reading/Lancaster - 7 to 10 inches
Delaware/Jersey Shore (Now until Tuesday morning)
Atlantic City/Beach Haven - 12 to 18 inches
Millville/Ocean City/Wildwood - 8 to 12 inches
Dover/Rehoboth Beach - 5 to 7 inches
Bethany Beach - 3 to 6 inches
The forecast for the second part of the storm could change as the system develops. So stay with NBC10 News and the NBC10 News app for the latest First Alert Weather updates.