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A chilly night followed by snow

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The ingredients are all coming together for a short-lived Sunday night snow storm that could make our Monday morning commute a real headache.

Tonight we will see our temperatures drop in the five boroughs below freezing. The coldest air will be north and west of the city in the Pine Barrens of Long Island. The temperature there could drop down into the teens.

For Sunday we start the day with sunshine and cold temperatures, with an afternoon high only in the middle 30’s. That’s about 10 degrees below average. The clouds will slowly spread into our area, thickening throughout the day. By sunset, the snow starts. Looking for 1″ or less in the city, before it begins to transition first to a wintry mix, then all rain after midnight. The highest totals will be north and west of the city. Northern Orange county will get the most snow, up to 3″.

The rain will last through Monday’s commute, making for slow travel. Expect slick roads, so leave extra time to get to work or school.