NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Much of the region came to a halt when a winter storm moved in, bringing with it several inches of snow, whipping winds and treacherous travel conditions.
The storm began in earnest Monday and promises to continue to pack a punch on Tuesday, but it looks like the tri-state area is in the home stretch.
When the storm is over, the eastern end of Long Island will be blanketed with the most snow, about 14 to 24 inches worth.
New York City and its suburbs, eastern New Jersey and much of Connecticut could get 9 to 14 inches of snow. Further inland, 4 to 9 inches of snow are expected.
Below is a timeline -- subject to change as the forecast evolves -- of how the storm’s final hours are expected to unfold Tuesday:
5:30 a.m.: Blizzard warning expires for New York City and its suburbs, New Jersey and southern Westchester County, replaced by a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning remains in effect for Suffolk County and much of Connecticut.
9 a.m.: Significant snow continues to fall in the New York City metro area, New Jersey and much of Connecticut. Heavy snow falls on eastern Long Island. Additional accumulation is likely while this band of snow moves through the region,
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Light snow showers continue in New Jersey and the five boroughs.
12 - 2 p.m.: This is when eastern Long Island should start to notice a significant tapering off snow, but the storm is expected to linger in Suffolk County longer than anywhere else in the New York metro area.
4 p.m.: The storm system should be almost completely out of the region by this time, but clean-up efforts will undoubtedly last into the night and possibly into early Wednesday for the hardest hit areas.
Wednesday: Sunshine will return but temperatures will remain cold, with highs in the upper 20s.