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 Tri-State Area was under a thick soup of fog early Thursday, prompting a dense fog advisory for some areas.
Tri-State Area residents could be in for a rough commute Friday morning, as a storm system could bring snow and freezing rain to some areas.
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.
Tri-State Area residents were not the only ones suffering through a bitter blast this weekend, and some areas have seen conditions far more severe. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the snowstorm.
The snowstorm is hardly a blizzard. But it has prompted a winter weather advisory for most of the entire Tri-State Area between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow, ice and rain from Saturday’s storm have caused hazardous road conditions across the Tri-State area.
A winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow and ice to the Tri-State area this weekend.
A mixed bag of weather confronted commuters Monday morning after a weather system overnight brought snow, freezing rain and sleet across the Tri-State area.
The storm is expected to hit the region late Tuesday and stretch into Wednesday.
The wet snow is not expected to accumulate. No area should receive more than an inch, Quinn said.
A round of storms ripped down trees and power lines, and brought delays and cancellations to Tri-State Area airports and train lines Monday afternoon.
Several record high temperatures were recorded Wednesday — 86 degrees in Newark, 85 degrees at Kennedy Airport and 84 degrees in Islip.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.