National Weather Service
New York City as well as points east and west are expected to see up to 3 inches of snow, with lesser amounts south where the changeover to rain occurs early.
Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.
Southern New Jersey was largely spared by snow in winter storms earlier this season, but it was being hit the hardest on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight Sunday through 6 a.m. Tuesday for New York City and surrounding areas.
Black ice and snow-covered roads may cause difficult travel conditions through the morning commute across the Tri-State area.
A winter storm warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Monday for New York City, northern New Jersey, northern Nassau County, northwest Suffolk County and southeastern coastal Connecticut.
During a late morning news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that despite the less than predicted snow totals, the travel ban was effective in helping sanitation crews clear the roads efficiently.
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The Tri-State area is bracing for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities in up to 2 or more feet of snow.
Blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds are possible in both cities starting Monday and into Tuesday, and snow should arrive in some areas before daybreak — just in time for the start of the work week.
Most Tri-State Area residents will see under an inch of snow, but some may see up to 2 inches. Still, the New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Tuesday.
Close to 400 people were stranded on the island after conditions from Tuesday’s nor’easter were deemed too dangerous for boats to travel.
One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year poses special challenges as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contend with a nor’easter packing rain and snow.
Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast were heading out early because of a forecast calling for a nor’easter that will bring rain and snow.
Monday’s taste of warm weather could give way to snow later in the week that may snarl the Thanksgiving holiday getaway.