Another cold start today after such a nice, mild one yesterday. Grab the coats as you head out; you’ll need them later on too.
We have a lot to talk about today. I know your all thinking about tomorrow’s storm, but first thing’s first — let’s take advantage of the sunny, mild weather today.
Clouds will roll in tonight and we can expect low temperatures dropping into the low 30s for the NYC area and mid-20s for our northwestern suburbs.
Tri-State Area residents may face some slick roads Sunday and even some icing conditions.
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.
A warmup is in the forecast for the week to come, but the Tri-State Area will have to suffer through some more miserable weather first.
A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected to move into the region early Tuesday morning, making some roads slippery and slushy.
One of the worst hit spots was in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx where a seven car pileup created a busy night for emergency workers at West 228th Street.
The high winds slowly diminished and temperatures started to tumble as Friday night turned into Saturday. Earlier in the day, the Tri-State Area was hammered by heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said dangerous conditions will be present through Wednesday evening’s rush hour.
To try and stay ahead of what will no doubt be a nasty winter mix, state officials were activating the emergency operations center to coordinate the snow response.
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.
Sheets of ice covered so many roads up in Nanuet that even professional plow operators were having trouble driving around.
Getting around New York City after Tuesday morning’s sleet storm can be a full physical workout.
The first flakes of the season came down in parts of the Tri-State area on Monday morning.