If you thought Hurricane Sandy was bad the mayor’s office says conditions are ripe for far worse weather around here: like heat waves, droughts and coastal flooding.
Conditions remained dry well into the nighttime hours for many in the Tri-State Area Sunday, but as bedtime approached for some, the torrential downpours and thunderstorms began.
On Sunday, thousands of people got out their running shoes in a hope to end the disease at the annual Great Strides Walk in Lower Manhattan.
A tornado warning was issued Tuesday for parts of the Tri-State Area, and a spotter reported that a tornado touched down upstate.
A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.
Spring certainly has come in like a lion.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Rockland, northern Westchester and western Passaic counties. A winter storm warning is also in effect for northern Conn. from 9 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The system will arrive Wednesday around midday, bringing heavy rain and snow that could disrupt travel and cause power problems throughout the Tri-State Area.
The Department of Sanitation is loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows to trucks and preparing all other necessary equipment ahead of the snow.
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.
The balmy temperatures and dry sidewalks in recent days may have led New Yorkers to forget that it is, in fact, winter. But a frigid reminder of winter’s has now arrived.
Temperatures are expected to hit a low of 27 Thursday night. Friday will be mostly sunny with a cold wind and a high of 36 degrees.
Get ready for another night of bitter cold in the Tri-State Area, with some areas once again hitting the single-digits overnight.
Gusty winds and heavy rain were to intensify Friday morning before moving out by midday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday warned that the Nor’easter forecast to strike the metro area later this week could make a bad situation worse in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.