NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert as another winter storm nears the Tri-State area.

A winter storm watch has been issued from 9 a.m. Sunday through 1 a.m. Tuesday for Hartford, Northern Fairfield, Northern and Southern Litchfield and Northern New Haven in Connecticut.

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Winter storm watches will go into effect just before 4 a.m. Sunday for Sussex County in New Jersey and parts of the lower Hudson Valley in New York.

As CBS2 Meteorologist Vanessa Murdock reported Saturday morning, New York City isn’t going to see much snow with this storm, but it could prove to be a very messy morning and evening commute.

As the storm begins to hit the region around noon Sunday, precipitation will mostly be in the form of rain with a wintry mix north of New York City.

New York City will mostly see a mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain for the Monday morning commute, while points north will mostly see snow, Murdock reported.

“If you’re traveling to and from the city, espcially from the north, Monday morning could be really dicey,” Murdock said.

As the storm exits during the evening commute, around 6:30 p.m., there could be more snow, but accumulations are expected to be low for the city.

In total, the city, points south and east will likely see up to 2 inches of slush, Westchester County and areas just north of the city will get between 2 and 4 inches of a wintry mix and areas well north of the city could get between 4 and 8 inches of snow, Murdock reported.

The city’s sanitation department will be readying snow clearing equipment beginning Sunday ahead of the storm.

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