New Jersey is on the verge of being hit with the most significant snowstorm of the winter season. With travel expected to become hazardous and the potential for power outages, Governor Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency. 

"I've authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare", Christie said in a statement, "and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations."

South Jersey is anticipating between 4 and 8 inches of snow as the storm moves through beginning in the early Thursday morning hours.

The latest on the pending storm from Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow: