Snow alert declared in New York City for Saturday storm

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Winter storm watch

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The New York City Department of Sanitation has declared a snow alert for Saturday as a potential storm looms.

The city is preparing 365 salt spreaders, plows, tire chains and is hiring temporary employees as needed.

On Friday it was another frigid day even though the sun was shining bright.  Despite the sunshine, temps were just shy of reaching 20 degrees.

While it was sunny and cold Friday, Saturday is quite different.  A clipper system sweeping in from the west will bring in some snow for Saturday. Expect a few flurries early and then periods of snow by the Saturday afternoon.

Winter weather advisories are up for portion of western NJ given that these areas will see more accumulating snow.   Across the advisory area, generally expecting 2-4” of snow and elsewhere a coating up to 2 inches.  The clipper is a fast mover so if out-of-here by the evening hours of Saturday.

What the clipper does bring Saturday night and Sunday is a reinforcing shot of cold air. So expect Sunday’s temperatures struggle to reach 20 degrees again. Sunday night into Monday a very weak clipper (even weaker than Saturday clippers) may bring a few flurries to the area again. Temperatures do slightly moderate on Monday don’t be fooled, the arctic air does make a comeback and we yet again take another “Polar Plunge!”

New Yorkers are urged to visit the city’s severe weather website and sign up for Notify NYC to receive text messages, phone calls, and email alerts about the storm.




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