NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Blowing snow blasted into the Tri-State Area late Sunday afternoon, followed by mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that could make for a messy Monday morning commute.
While accumulations were modest for most Tri-State Area residents, some parts of New Jersey saw nearly a foot of snow on the ground.
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A winter weather advisory was in effect Sunday night for the entire Tri-State Area. The advisory was to be in effect until 5 a.m. Monday for the five boroughs of New York City, until 9 a.m. for southern Connecticut and much of New Jersey, and until noon for Orange, Putnam, Rockland and northern Westchester counties.
For Central and southern New Jersey, a winter storm warning was in effect Sunday night, although it had been dropped by 11 p.m.
The National Weather Service warns that visibility might drop to half a mile due to heavy snow, and subsequent sleet and freezing rain could result in dangerous driving conditions.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, flurries had begun to fall in Manhattan. The snow had picked up in intensity an hour later, only to taper to light, freezing precipitation by the nighttime hours.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported light snowfall between a dusting and 2 inches of snow were expected for New York City proper. The snow began to mix with sleet and ice around in the late-night hours as warmer air began to filter in, but frozen precipitation was to persist north and west of the city.
It was raining in the city by the 11 p.m. hour.
But it was far worse for some areas of central and southern New Jersey, which saw 5 to 12 inches of snow.
Totals topped out at 11 inches in Salem County, 9 inches in Burlington County, 8.5 inches in Camden County, 8 inches in Cherry Hill and Toms River, WCBS 880 reported.
The precipitation is expected to transition into freezing rain around midnight, which could leave roadways slick heading into the morning, CBS 2 reported.
Up to 0.1 inches of ice may accumulate in some areas, the NWS said.