Mix Of Heavy Snow, Sleet To Hit Tri-State Wednesday

NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Tri-State Area residents are getting ready for yet another blast of winter weather.

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Snow fell across parts of the area on Tuesday but wrapped up by midday in the City. However, people were already sick of it.

“I’d rather be here than in California with the earthquakes and whatnot and the floods of other places, but I wish it would stop,” said Lisa Frazier of Harlem.

Maintenance workers throwing salt on the sidewalks yet again have had their fill of it, too. “As long as Mother Nature wants, I’ll be out here,” said maintenance worker Rafael Garcia.

Traveling anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Alfond wouldn’t have driven his motorscooter to work if he’d know it would be snowing.

“I don’t recommend scooters in the snow, but you just try to look around, keep feet on the ground, don’t do anything sudden,” he said.

The Wednesday morning commute should be fine, until around 8 a.m.

Around that time, another front lurking to the south over Alabama and Georgia will arrive over the Tri-State, bringing snow and rain. Precipitation will become just snow Wednesday night with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches to the south of the city and 3 to 6 inches to the north.

Around New York City, there will be less rain or less of a mix on the front end compared to farther south and just as much or more snow on the back end, according to AccuWeather. Hence the forecast amounts ranging from 2 to 6 inches of snow and mix for many of these areas.

From 6 to 12 inches is in store for many areas of New England, the lower Hudson Valley and northwestern New Jersey. This includes the cities of Hartford, Worcester, Poughkeepsie, Boston and Portland. Most everyone will have some sort of inconvenience or foiled plans as a result of this average to above-average winter storm, according to AccuWeather.

The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Watches throughout our area until Thursday at 7 a.m. for New York and New Jersey, and until noon for Connecticut. These alerts are issued when there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Stick with CBSNewYork.com for the latest on the storm with updates from our weather team at CBS 2, 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

Dealing with Snow Fatigue

Snow Coming Into Our Area on Wednesday

Severe Weather Alerts:

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

Winter Storm Watch in NJ – Coastal Ocean, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Monmouth, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Somerset, Sussex, Westerm Essex, Western Bergen, Western Monmouth, Western Passaic, Western Union

Winter Storm Watch – Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Is.), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwest Suffolk

  • Abe Benesch

    More snow, huh … I guess that means Mayor Bloomberg will be leaving the city again.

  • julie


  • Not every body hates it.

    Well not every body hates it. I personally love snow. It just looks so beautiful when it falls on the trees and the streets are all white. It just looks awesome. I always wait to hear that there is a snow storm so not every body hates it after all.

  • Ellen

    And to think that January isn’t over yet, and we have February coming at us fast. Anyone out there that remembers the 1978 February snow storm that shut the whole northeast down for a week or so?

    • Simboo

      I remember, I was in Colorado, and oh boy, we had some snow to shovel. We got total 72 inches of snow. Amazing.

    • mantha

      I sure do remember the blizzard of ’78. I was n Providence — 48 inches of snow, and big drifts. All we dd all week was eat, drink, sleep and shovel snow. Once everyone was home safe, it was kind of fun.


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  • Paul Polar

    Yeah more snow! i want cold weather and snow! i hope for a blizzard and over 30″ of snow!

  • pugphanq

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    knows its will, it can change at any moment, and the wind is the one that brings
    the weather. The weather peeps projected no snow for today, it was supposed
    to come tomorrow, well it came today. Perhaps we can all go the beach
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    • Fred


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