By Mark McIntyre, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer
Good Monday morning everybody, and welcome to February! Let’s get right to it – we’re starting off on a snowy & windy note!READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Announces COVID Vaccine Eligibility Expanding To Teachers, More Essential Workers
Steady snow and strong northeast winds will persist throughout the day, with periods of heavy snow this afternoon and evening. Some locations just north & west of the 5 Boroughs could pick up 18″, 21″, even 24″ of snowfall! More like 12″ to 18″ for the immediate NYC spots, with considerably less closer to the coasts.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package
Not only will it be snowy, but it will be windy, too! Strong winds gusting over 40 mph inland and nearly 60 mph along the shores will make travel extremely tricky, and could cause damage and power outages.MORE NEWS: COVID Anniversary: New York Marks 1 Year Since 1st Case, With Vaccine Hope On Horizon
Make sure to be safe if you have to be out…best bet is to stay in, stay warm, and stay tuned to CBS2 for the latest!