Snow And Rain Expected Wednesday For NYC Area

A period of snow and sleet Wednesday morning could bring a few inches to parts of the Tri-State area, making travel hazardous for a time.

Morning clouds will break for some afternoon sun Tuesday. Watch for a few flurries early, mainly north and west of the city. Highs will make it into the upper 30s. Expect increasing clouds late Tuesday night with a low of 30.

Wednesday will be cloudy with snow and ice around for a while, which will mix with, then change to plain rain in the afternoon for New York City and the coast. The changeover will take longer in the northern and western suburbs. Expect a coating to an inch of snow/sleet in the city, but as much as 3 to 6 inches well north and west.

Here’s a look at the forecasted snow and sleet amounts:

* Snow Wednesday morning before changing over to rain.
* Periods of moderate rain are expected.
* Light snow will begin around 5 AM Wednesday morning.
* The snow will mix with sleet/freezing rain that will change over to all rain between 10 AM and Noon.
* The rain will begin to taper off early evening between 8 PM and 9 PM and will move out of the area by Midnight.
* There may be a transition back to light snow/freezing rain before the system moves out of the area.


Tuesday: 38/28. Wind chill values between 22 and 33 degrees.
Wednesday: 42/30. Wind chill values between 22 and 36 degrees.
Thursday: 34/27. Wind chill values between 18 and 25 degrees.


0.75 – 1.0 inch


Expected Citywide Total: 1.0 inch.
Maximum High End Potential: 3.0 inches (10% chance).

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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