Monmouth County residents could see wintry weather over the next 48 hours, and for the first time since October 2011 it could cover the ground.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued a Winter weather warning for the area, beginning with rain and sleet tonight and very early Saturday morning and quickly turning to snow.
One to three inches of snow are expected to accumulate, varying throughout the region. The snow will mix in with rain and sleet and "spread over the region" Saturday morning.
But the snow may not last on the ground for very long; the weather service is calling for rising temperatures by Sunday, which will turn snow into rain.
The National Weather Service says a Winter weather advisory means travelers should remain cautious, and road conditions may become extremely slippery with patches of ice. The service warns motorists to use caution on bridges, where ice can easily develop.