winter storm warning
Blowing snow blasted into the Tri-State Area late Sunday afternoon, and will give way to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that could make for a messy Monday morning commute.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Rockland, northern Westchester and western Passaic counties. A winter storm warning is also in effect for northern Conn. from 9 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Snow started falling late Saturday morning in parts of the Tri-state area, including in New York City and New Jersey as part of a storm that could dump anywhere from a dusting to up to 10 inches of snow throughout the region.
It’s beginning to sound really old: The New York City area is getting snow again.
New Jersey has already capped out its $20 million snow budget and New York City blew through its $38 million budget before the first of the year, but snow removal has to get done somehow.
The wind is taking over and picking up in intensity and it may bring gusts of up to 35 mph which will help to prolong blowing and drifting snow which could hamper clean up efforts.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, with heavy snow for the New York City area. Long Island could get 15 inches. The warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Many New Yorkers were feeling boxed in Sunday as a powerful winter storm lay a snow blanket, turning roads slick, canceling hundreds of flights and putting a chill in retailers’ day-after-Christmas sales.