National Weather Service
A mix of sleet and freezing rain caused slick road conditions and delays at area airports on Monday evening, and the hazard was expected to continue overnight in many areas.
The Tri-State Area shivered through a third day of bitter cold temperatures on Thursday, setting the stage for some late Friday snowfall and a frigid weekend.
Bitter arctic air has a firm grip on the Tri-State Area and isn’t about to let go anytime soon.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut until 4 p.m.
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.
By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.
The storm system is the same one that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the South.
The snow began early in the morning, and in parts of our area, roughly four inches fell, forcing some residents in New Jersey to break out their shovels in the afternoon.
The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.
The storm dropped 3.9 inches of snow in Central Park as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. In fact, this storm was on track to be the biggest snowstorm on record in October or November. The previous record in Central Park for those months was 4.4 inches in November of 1989.
A freeze warning is in effect for parts of the Tri-state area as temperatures are expected to drop overnight.
Thousands were left without power after heavy rains and wind gusts knocked down trees and flooded roads on Tuesday.
Thousands of outages have been reported around the area, mostly in Connecticut, Long Island and Morris, Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey.
The two twisters that touched down Saturday are the latest of about 60 small tornadoes that have hit the area in the past
half-century, the years for which complete data are available.
Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in Brooklyn and Queens have turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up on Sunday.