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Snow System To Bring Measurable Accumulation To Tri-State

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(credit: AccuWeather)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –A storm system that was wreaking havoc Sunday in the upper Midwest is headed to the Tri-State.  While our area may not take quite the pounding from this storm, there will be more than enough accumulation to create some issues.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch said the storm will bring 2 to 4 inches of snow to New York City and 3 to 6 inches of snow north and west of the city.

Light snow will begin falling around midnight and continue to pick up as sunrise approaches.  Snow will continue to fall through the early morning rush hour, which is likely to be less crowded due to the President’s Day holiday.  The snow will taper off by Monday afternoon.

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A Winter Weather Advisory takes effect at midnight and will run through 2 p.m. Monday.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Babinski said that snow could mix with or change over to sleet by day break in New York City and areas south of the the city.

Orange, Rockland and northern Westchester counties will experience almost all snow and totals could be as high as 5 or 6 inches.

Southern areas in New Jersey could see some light snow accumulation late Monday and early Tuesday as another system moves through.

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