NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Be ready to dig out from a good-sized winter storm on Monday morning.

The storm was expected to land in our area in the early evening hours and then intensify heading into the early morning hours. According to CBS2 meteorologist and weather producer Mark McIntyre, Tri-State Area residents are to expect a mix of rain and snow to quickly change over to all snow as temperatures drop.

It appears that the best bet for heavy snow will be through central New Jersey and just to the northwest of New York City, into parts of the lower Hudson Valley.  Areas southeast of the city are expecting less snow, with perhaps minimal accumulations along the Jersey Shore and across the Twin Forks.

WEB EXTRA – Watch New York’s Office of Emergency Management and other local officials give the latest updates on Sunday night’s storm:

The brunt of the storm is expected to hit after 8 p.m. and could drop 1-2 inches an hour up until midnight. Heavy wet snow is likely, except far south where rain may still be mixing in. Snow is to continue overnight, but the rain/snow line will be inching north as some low-level warm air gets brought in from the south. Exactly how far this line travels remains a bit uncertain, so the gradient between a little snow and a lot of snow will be across a short distance.

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This will be a quick-moving system and will wrap up after 4 a.m., so expect to see some lingering flakes to start the morning commute. Total accumulations in the city are expected to be 4-6 inches, with up to 9 inches predicted just to the northwest.

Expect gradually clearing and breezy conditions on Monday.

WEB EXTRA – Gov. Cuomo provides the latest information on the state’s storm prep:

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