The Northern Lights may make a rare appearance in the Tri-State Area Saturday night, according to experts.
AccuWeather said that sunshine will be followed by clouds with a mix of rain and wet snow by the end of the day on Wednesday.
CBS 2′s Lonnie Quinn reported areas north of Interstate 84 could see 3 to 5 inches of snow and maybe even a little more. The north New York metro area can expect 1 to 3 inches.
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.
Gusty winds and heavy rain were to intensify Friday morning before moving out by midday.
A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected to move into the region early Tuesday morning, making some roads slippery and slushy.
Wind chills are expected to be close to or below freezing starting Friday night.
A pair of powerful, funnel-shaped clouds landed in New York City on Saturday. At first, nobody was really sure what to call them.
Saturday tied for the hottest day of the year in 2012, maxing out at 95 degrees in midtown Manhattan. The figure fell short of the 100-degree record in the city, which was set only two years ago.
In the midst of the second extreme heat wave of the summer, some relief could be on the way in the form of rain. But that rain could potentially be dangerous.
The heat wave is in full effect again on Sunday. It’s sunny, hot and humid, and for the second consecutive day there is a heat advisory in effect for the Tri-State Area.
A heat advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m., and it’s creating all kinds of problems — from air quality issues to a water shortage in New Jersey to open hydrants in New York City.
Forecasters are predicting another round of severe heat and stifling humidity for the first weekend before the July Fourth holiday.
On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.
A gust of wind also caused a man in his 60s to be injured in Bryant Park after he got hit in the head by a falling tree limb, CBS 2′ s Derricke Dennis reported.
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