It may snow on Halloween this year

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Models have been hinting the chance of coastal low to develop late Friday into Saturday and could unfortunately spoil a few Halloween parties.

A cool air mass will be in place as an area of low pressure develops offshore. Depending on how cold that air mass is, that may allow the precipitation associated with the coastal low to be in the form of snow or a mix for areas well north and west of the city.

For much of the region, including the city, we do expect most of the precipitation to fall in the form of rain.

Depending on how cold the air mass is, the precipitation could be either rain or snow. (Photo: Getty Images)

Depending on how cold the air mass is, the precipitation could be either rain or snow. (Photo: Getty Images)

That being said, the system is still around 5 days away and the forecast could change. If the air mass is colder , there is a chance that the rain/snow line could go as far south as the city.

There is always that question of where the low develops and where it tracks out to sea. We will continue to track the system as we get closer.

One aspect about the storm that we are definite about is the wind. As the coastal low further develops, it is expected to strengthen and the winds will kick up from the northeast by Saturday afternoon.

Winds could be gusting to 30-40 mph by Saturday night and expected to last into Marathon Sunday. That will only make it more challenging for the runners as they climb up the Verrazano Bridge Sunday morning.

 

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