The snow alert is in effect starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, which means crews, salt spreaders and plows are getting ready to handle any potential snow removal throughout the city.
A nor’easter is bearing down, and is expected to bring more snow beginning Tuesday night. But the worst of the storm is not expected to strike the Tri-State Area.
The city issued precautions for more snow Wednesday, but major accumulation was not expected.
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.
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.
After the New Year’s confetti was cleared away, a snowstorm could dump 8 inches or more of accumulation on the Tri-State Area Thursday into Friday.
A snow alert was in effect for New York City Saturday, with a possibility of snow in the forecast beginning in the overnight hours.
A blast of winter was pounding the Tri-State Area this Saturday, and up to 6 inches of snow were expected to fall in some areas, although some regions were seeing only rain in the afternoon.
Sanitation workers are loading up 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows, and preparing tire chains.
Parts of the Tri-State area will get a small blast of snow tonight before more snow hits the region over the weekend.