NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Snow will follow bitter cold that brought some record-breaking temperatures to parts of the Tri-State area.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight until noon on Tuesday for New York City, Long Island and parts of New Jersey.
The city could see 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight, just in time for Tuesday’s morning rush hour.
“We are anticipating that it’s going to be a messy commute so we hope that people who can will take mass transit, but we will have staff on and our vehicles all ready to go ahead of the event,” Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia told 1010 WINS.
The Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Tuesday. Alternate-side parking is also suspended for Tuesday and NJ TRANSIT will be offering full, systemwide cross-honoring.
The snow comes after Arctic air brought bone-chilling temperatures before rising into the double digits Monday.
A record low of negative 2 degrees was set in Bridgeport, Conn. Monday morning, breaking the old record of 4 degrees set in 1987. A record low of 5 degrees was also set at John. F. Kennedy Airport, breaking the old record of 9 set in 2003.
In the city, National Weather Service meteorologist Jeffrey Tongue says the temperature in Central Park hit 3 degrees at 7 a.m. Monday. That was 2 degrees above the 1 degree record set in 1888.