Another major winter storm is heading our way, and looks as though its ready to pack quite a wintry punch.

The National Weather service warns the Tri-State area could be in for significant snow, sleet, and ice accumulations. The storm has the potential to dump up to at least six inches of snow in several parts of the area.

As a result, NJ Transit is making preparations now for the anticipated storm that is expected to hit the area Thursday evening.

According to NJ Transit's website, in order to give customers additional travel options during the storm, it will offer full systemwide cross-honoring starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, and continuing until the end of the service day, enabling NJ Transit customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode-rail, bus or light rail.

For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the train instead.

The transit agency says it plans to operate a regular weekday schedule Thursday. However, depending on the severity of the storm, it may be necessary to modify service as conditions change.

Customers are advised to continually check for up-to-the-minute service information. They may also call (973) 275-5555 to get additional travel information.

The Long Island Railroad may suspend train service temporarily if snow accumulation reaches between 10 and 13 inches. Customers are advised to check on LIRR service before heading to train stations by visiting the LIRR's website.

However, the National Weather Service says Long Island may be spared the brunt of the storm. A majority of the areas in Nassau and Suffolk County are expected to get more rain than snow.