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Joe Mauceri shares this photo of snow plows ready and waiting in Brooklyn.

Snow plows at the ready in Brooklyn before the February 13 storm. (Photo/Joe Mauceri)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Wednesday morning as a snow event nears.

The city is making sure the salt spreaders are stocked and plows ready when the snow alert goes into affect at 6 a.m.

The storm system that looked to affect the region on Wednesday now appears that it will pass south of the area. High pressure will keep the main energy from this storm well away from our area.

New York City will see a few snow showers after midnight Tuesday and these will continue through Wednesday morning. Accumulations will be very light with most areas expecting a dusting to 1 inch of snow.

After this storm departs, Arctic air will return to the area for Thursday and Friday. Afternoon highs will struggle to reach the 30 degree mark and with gusty winds, it will feel even colder.

Temperatures will stay in the below-normal range through the weekend and into early next week when  another system looks to approach our area.

For more information on the response to the storm, visit the city’s severe weather website or call 311.

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