New York City Snow Forecast: Updated snowfall accumulation map around the Tri-State area
New York — A winter storm moved in late Monday night, blanketing New York City and the tri-state area with snow.
Snow will continue to fall on Tuesday, with some mixing along the coast by midday. Rainfall amounts are expected to subside later in the afternoon.
Once all is said and done, the city and coast will likely see accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with 2 to 5 inches inland and northwest.
As of 7 a.m., Central Park recorded at least an inch of snow for the first time in more than 700 days, ending the streak and setting a new record.
Temperatures will also be very cold on Tuesday, with highs near the freezing mark.
The red alert remains
We are on red alert due to chaotic commutes and light to moderate snow accumulations.
A winter weather warning remains in effect for the entire area through the afternoon, due to additional light snow accumulations, mixed precipitation and hazardous road conditions.
Timing and total
The rest of the day TuesdaySnowfall continues until the afternoon hours. It will be mild to moderate at times. A shift to rain is likely for the Jersey Shore and Long Island after 10 a.m. as warmer ocean air is pulled into the system. This will result in lower snow totals in those areas. A rain/snow line will reach the city, bringing a period of mixed precipitation by noon. Mixed precipitation will include snow rain and a bit of freezing rain. Then, as cold air filters back in, a switch back to snow will occur in all areas after 2 p.m
Overall, most of the area will see final snow totals between 2-4 inches. High totals, between 3-5 inches, are expected in northern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley. Many communities south and east of the city will see totals between 1-3 inches. Highs will be in the low 30s. After the storm subsides by the evening hours, temperatures will drop sharply into the 20s and 20s, with gusty winds and low wind chills. A flash freeze is almost certain to occur, resulting in very icy roads and sidewalks.
Overnight: so cold. Wind chills are in the teens and single digits with some subzero wind chills to the north and west. Pay attention to refreezing.
Wednesday: It’s mostly sunny, but very cold. Highs in the 20s with wind chills in the teens.
Thursday: It’s still cold with a possible late snowfall. Highs in the low 30s with wind chills in the 20s.
Friday: A little snow likely. Highs in the 30s.
Modernization of rivers
Major flooding has subsided, but moderate flooding continues across the Passaic River Basin. After peaking on Sunday morning, water levels will continue to fall slowly, however, the river will remain at flood stage until Wednesday. Other rivers in the area, such as the Wanaque River, have already peaked and will continue to fall over the next few days. With extremely cold temperatures expected, it is very likely that most of the standing water associated with flooding will freeze. This can create more trouble for residents trying to clean up after floods.
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