A snow storm hits New Jersey and New York on Friday before the Arctic blast – NBC New York
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- Patches of ice froze back overnight, leading to some treacherous travel conditions early Wednesday; Some schools were late in opening their doors as well
- We’re tracking the potential for more light snow on Friday; We expect it to be similar to the storm earlier in the week, averaging 1 to 3 inches across the Tri-State.
- The coldest air since last February is moving in this weekend behind a storm system, and temperatures are not expected to rise above the freezing mark until Monday.
The coldest air since last February is moving into the tri-state area later this week, on the heels of another wintry system that could first bring snow accumulation to parts of our region.
Early estimates call for widespread snowfall of 1 to 3 inches possible in the tri-state area, similar to the recent overnight storm. The latter was enough to break Central Park’s 701-day snow drought, but not by much.
Other parts of the tri-state saw higher totals, and schools were closed. Delays continued into Wednesday amid icy roads. Check out the latest school closures and delays here.
How much snow will we get?
The weather will be extremely cold – with temperatures low enough to be dangerous with prolonged exposure.
Temperatures will rise slightly on Thursday to near the freezing mark as a coastal low develops off the Carolinas. At this point, we expect light snow accumulation throughout Friday, although the forecast may change.
With surface temperatures dropping, it should be an all-snow event versus the areas of mixing we saw with the last event. Currently, snowfall in the city is expected to begin around 9am or 10am and taper off between 5pm and 8pm, and there is expected to be a slowdown in the evening peak on the roads on Friday evening, with no treated roads, driveways and sidewalks remaining. . It becomes very soft all day long.
A winter weather warning was issued Friday night for much of New Jersey. That has not been expanded for the city yet, but it could still happen if projected totals increase.
This approaching system will also bring the coldest air since last February. Saturday will be the coldest day, with wind chills in the single digits. We expect more of the same for Sunday.
We’ll be back above freezing by Monday, then thaw for a while. At least we can see the finish line.
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