New York City reaches 3 inches – NBC New York
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- We’re tracking the potential for snowfall across the Tri-State on Friday, with most of the region getting 1 inch, but up to 5 inches in areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania southwest of the New York City area.
- A winter storm warning will be in effect starting Friday morning for Ocean and western Monmouth counties in New Jersey. New Jersey state offices will be closed on Friday.
A winter weather warning will be issued for New York City, Long Island and areas north and west of the city. New York City issued a travel advisory for Friday
- 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 third winter storm in about a week is set to hit the tri-state area on Friday, dumping up to 3 inches of snow in most locations before ushering in the coldest air the region has seen in nearly a year. A winter storm warning will be issued for the Jersey Shore while New York City and Long Island will be under a winter weather warning.
Temperatures are already extremely cold, barely reaching the freezing mark on Thursday, and will drop again before the system arrives on Friday, meaning this will be an all-snow event in affected areas.
Storm Team 4 is forecasting a widespread potential of 1 to 3 inches 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. Areas southwest of New York City in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will likely see higher totals of 3 to 5 inches.
Isolated higher amounts, up to 4 inches, are possible with this storm.
A winter weather warning has been issued starting Friday morning for New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and areas west of the city. The Jersey Shore and Philadelphia areas will be under a winter storm warning. Check the latest severe weather alerts here.
How much snow will we get?
What is the snow schedule? See the hourly forecast for New York City
Right now, it looks like snow will start falling in the city at sunrise on Friday, tapering off between 5pm and 8pm, and most locations should see about 3 inches of snowfall over a 9-12 hour period.
The end of the morning commute on Friday could be smooth, as the build-up begins. It can be even more slippery in the evening rush hour, as untreated roads, driveways and sidewalks become extremely slippery throughout the day.
New York City has issued a travel advisory warning residents to use caution when driving, walking or biking, to allow for additional travel time. Alternate side parking will be suspended on Friday. Recently, the Sanitation Department reminded property owners of the rules for shoveling and cleaning sidewalks after snowfall.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that state offices will close tomorrow and urged state employees to work from home. Some school districts made plans to close or dismiss as early as Friday. You can check out the full list here.
The approaching system will also bring with it 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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