Forecasters say a narrow band of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Wednesday before it turns sharply colder overnight.
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.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.
Sidewalks around many buildings have been cordoned because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in.
New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.
The latest go-round of bad weather began overnight in some places as sleet and rain fell on roads already covered in many parts with deep puddles and icy patches.
Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.
Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.
Hundreds of commuters were left stranded Wednesday after a mix of snow and freezing rain caused icy conditions, signal problems and other issues during the morning commute.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.
With record-low temps on tap for the next few days, winter can be a dangerous time with the extreme cold, snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. Stay with CBSNewYork.com for updates on the latest conditions.
As another snowstorm struck New York City Monday, residents of Staten Island complained about dangerous and unplowed streets – following similar complaints on the Upper East Side after a Jan. 21 snowstorm.
The first cold-weather Super Bowl turned out to be unseasonably warm. As for the snow that fans fretted about for months? Let’s just say the NFL got lucky.
Remember all those worries about playing the NFL’s biggest game outdoors in a cold-weather city? Turns out, this likely won’t even be the coldest Super Bowl.