Parts of the Tri-State area got another taste of winter after snow fell overnight and temperatures plunged to at or below freezing.
The week began with downright summerlike temperatures, but the grip of winter slipped back onto the Tri-State Area late Tuesday.
March is not going out like a lamb. Drivers in Islandia were negotiating through three inches of slush around lunchtime.
Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and 50 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow was falling in several parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday night, but for most, chilling winds gusting up to 50 mph will make for the most unpleasant conditions.
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 relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.
Forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Wednesday before it turns sharply colder overnight.
Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.
The snow should finally end in most areas by early Monday afternoon, though southern areas could continue to see snow until around dusk.
Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.
New York City, northern New Jersey and Long Island are expected to see 3 to 6 inches of snow as another winter blast hits the Tri-State area.
There are a little more than three weeks before winter ends on the calendar, but Mother Nature isn’t letting up just yet.
A fresh shipment of rock salt reached New Jersey just in time for another round of snow Wednesday morning.
The city issued precautions for more snow Wednesday, but major accumulation was not expected.