NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Tri-State Area is getting ready for another blast of winter this weekend.
CBS 2′s Elise Finch reported that snow was expected to begin falling at around 11 a.m. Saturday, with possible accumulations of 1-4 inches in New York City, 2-3 inches on Long Island and 3-6 inches in the northern and western suburbs.
For points farther south, the rain-snow line will stretch from Monmouth County to the South Shore of Suffolk County.
“Compared to Wednesday’s event, there will be less wind and less rain for most of the area,” Finch said. “But because the rain-snow line will be farther south, New York City will have the chance to see a few inches of snow.”
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for much of the Tri-State Area. In New York City you can expect wind gusts up to 30 mph on Saturday, and perhaps up to 40 mph on Sunday.
New York City’s Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and started readying salt spreaders and plows.
“Any snow this time of year we’re taking seriously and we’re going to be ready for it,” First Deputy Commissioner Bernard Sullivan told 1010 WINS.
NJ TRANSIT will offer full system wide cross-honoring on Saturday to give customers additional travel options. The agency said it is prepared to handle the approaching winter storm and is well-stocked with 16,000 bags of snow-melting supplies, and hundreds of shovels and snow blowers.
CBS 2′s Finch said Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, brisk and cold with a high temperature of 34.