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Snow And Ice Could Make For Slippery Morning Commute

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories were in effect for much of the Tri-State Area as more wet, wintry weather heads our way.

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With two low pressure systems barreling towards the Tri-State, snow and ice are expected to hit the area late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

One system is headed from the south, riding up along the Atlantic coast. The other system is coming from the west.

The precipitation will begin around 1 a.m. and likely stick around through noon Tuesday.  The impact of storm will depend on temperatures.

Tuesday’s high will reach 39 degrees and that should help turn the ice to rain.  The change could take longer in many of the northern and western suburbs of the city.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said the area could see “a coating to a couple of inches of snow and ice” early Tuesday.  It could make for a slick and slippery ride to work.

The ice also has the potential to cause sagging power lines, broken tree limbs in addition to the slippery roads.

“The key is going to be the morning commute,” said CBS 2 meteorologist John Elliott. “Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. the concern is going to be some icing. By lunchtime it’s rain in the City but the Hudson Valley stays icy.”

Things will calm down Tuesday night, when rain and drizzle are expected.  Wednesday will bring warmer temperatures and a high of 42.

Weather Alerts:

Winter Storm Warning in CT – Hartford , Northern Fairfield , Northern Litchfield , Northern New Haven , Southern Litchfield

Winter Weather Advisory in CT – Southern Fairfield , Southern New Haven

Coastal Flood Advisory in NJ – Coastal Ocean , Eastern Monmouth , Middlesex , Ocean , Western Monmouth

Winter Weather Advisory in NJ – Eastern Bergen , Eastern Essex , Eastern Monmouth , Eastern Passaic , Eastern Union , Hudson , Hunterdon , Mercer , Middlesex , Northwestern Burlington , Ocean , Somerset , Westerm Essex , Western Bergen , Western Monmouth , Western Union

Winter Storm Warning in NJ – Morris , Sussex , Western Passaic

Winter Weather Advisory – Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Northeast Suffolk , Northern Nassau , Northern Queens , Northern Westchester , Northwest Suffolk , Richmond (Staten Is.) , Rockland , Southeast Suffolk , Southern Nassau , Southern Queens , Southern Westchester , Southwest Suffolk , Sullivan

Winter Storm Warning – Eastern Columbia , Eastern Dutchess , Eastern Ulster , Orange , Putnam , Western Dutchess , Western Ulster

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