It all depends on where you are as to whether or not you'll get a day off, a delayed opening or a regular school day from New Jersey's latest winter storm.

Widespread wintry precipitation begins to fall across New Jersey Thursday evening with the heaviest of it falling between 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. Friday morning. It will transition from sleet and freezing rain to plain rain for southern and central Jersey by daybreak.

"This is NOT a 'snow' storm for New Jersey. Heck, it's not even a 'winter' storm for everyone - southern and coastal New Jersey look mainly wet," according to New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.

Sleet will fall for a longer period of time from roughly Route 78 and northwards creating slippery roads. Northwest New Jersey could see 2-4 inches of snow.

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Best coffee shops & cafes near NJ beaches

When it comes to food, New Jersey is known for many things such as pizza and pork roll. Don't count us out when it comes to coffee.

With all the hustle and bustle involved in the average New Jersey resident's day, coffee is essential. It doesn't matter whether you're living in the cities of North Jersey or the vacation spots at the shore.

In fact, as the former owner of two Jersey shore coffee houses, Coffee Dot Comedy in Sea Isle City and the Daily Grind in Ocean Grove, I know firsthand how much people at the Jersey shore love their coffee.

With respect to that, I asked my social media following where the best coffee houses at the Jersey Shore were, especially since my two places no longer exist.

Below is what they came up with. (And see this other article for their coffee shop and cafe recommendations for Central Jersey.)

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