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Snowstorm gathers near tri-state as brutal cold enters forecast for NY, NJ

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NEW YORK – An area of low pressure centered some 450 miles out in the open ocean was strong enough to pull some moisture back across eastern sections of the tri-state region with some snow. Generally, Long Island got anywhere from two to six inches while Manhattan got barely a trace.

A second system is expected to pass over us, bringing some more light snow to the region on Tuesday. Central and southern New Jersey are under winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories as they will get the worst of it with as much as two to six inches possible. For the city and points north, anywhere from a coating to two inches will be possible.

A few snow showers could linger into Wednesday, otherwise, the sun will break out with temperatures in the upper 30s.

An arctic cold front will slide across on Thursday, bringing another round of frigid temperatures heading into the weekend. Highs on Thursday will struggle to reach 30.  By Saturday, however, daytime temperatures will be in the lower 20s. Overnight temperatures could very well be in the low teens or single digits Friday night and Saturday night with sub-zero wind chills.

Not to be forgotten is the coastal flooding that is to be expected. A combination of these back-to-back storms off the coast and the new moon will cause concerns for minor to moderate flooding during the high tide cycles of Monday night, Tuesday and Tuesday night.