NEW YORK (CBS New York) — It’s only the second week of November but the snow has already started to fall. The first flakes of the season came down in parts of the Tri-State area on Monday morning.

“What a surprise,” Mike Cane, of Yaphank, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera. “The flakes are about the size of a quarter, they’re pretty big, wet snowflakes.”

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

He said the snow wasn’t accumulating on the ground so there was no need to get the shovels out.

“I miss snow,” Ollie, a gas station attendant in Brookhaven, told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs. It was his first snow experience ever and said he can’t wait until it’s waist-high so he can build a snowman.

Portions of Connecticut also saw the first measurable snowfall of the season.

Sleet and freezing rain are also forcing residents of the Tri-State area to bundle up. A wind advisory is in effect for the entire region until 6 p.m. Gusts of 45 to 50 mph are possible.

The National Weather Service said the wind gusts are capable of downing tree limbs which could result in isolated power outages.

AccuWeather’s Dean Devore said temperatures will be in the low 40s throughout Monday. A chilly wind is expected to stay overnight.

Rain is expected to continue throughout Tuesday.

The work week will finish off with some sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50s.

Watch & Listen LIVE