March is not going out like a lamb. Drivers in Islandia were negotiating through three inches of slush around lunchtime.
Snow was falling in several parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday night, but for most, chilling winds gusting up to 50 mph will make for the most unpleasant conditions.
Forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Wednesday before it turns sharply colder overnight.
The latest round of snowfall is expected to begin Wednesday night and last into Thursday night, dumping 6 to 10 inches on New York City, according to the National Weather Service.
Those who had to be out were dressed in layers to try to keep warm.
More than 1,500 flights were canceled, many students were sent home early, and the roads were a miserable mess through the night Tuesday as the Tri-State area was pounded with a brutal blast of heavy snow and bitter cold.
The winter storm warning was issued beginning at noon Tuesday for the five boroughs of New York City, the northern suburbs, all of Long Island, most of New Jersey, and southern and eastern Connecticut.
The high in New York City Tuesday is expected to be 10 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10.
The temperature was already plummeting rapidly from its balmy morning high Monday evening, and when Tuesday comes around, the Tri-State Area will see the coldest day since 1994.
Once again, snow and freezing rain fell throughout the day and into the evening across the Tri-State area Tuesday.
Forecasters are predicting anywhere from three to seven inches of snow starting around 10 a.m. Saturday in New York City and on Long Island.
Forecasters say a storm system has the potential to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain from Tuesday night through Wednesday.
There will be plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, but it’ll continue to be cold and windy. Temperatures are expected to reach 38 degrees, but the wind will make it feel like its in the 20s.
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