Snow to change into freezing rain creating hazardous morning commute

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The snow is here and will be with us the rest of the day into the evening. The snow will fall at varying intensities, mostly light to moderate but radar is showing bands of heavy snow developing as well. Travel will become extremely hazardous for the rest of the day into tonight so hopefully you can stay home and stay put for the rest of your weekend.

As we progress through the night, somewhat warmer air will try to mix in at various layers of the atmosphere and that may change to the snow to sleet and freezing
rain in places. That actually makes things worse unfortunately. A few lucky places like the NJ shore and the south shore & east end of L.I.
may see a change to plain rain before the storm ends.

Most of the region will see 3-6" of snow, somewhat lower amounts along the coast but the potential for 7 or 8 inches still exists in a few locales, northwest, north and northeast of the City.

The storm will be over about the time we get up to go to work and school but give yourself plenty of time to shovel out or scrape the ice off. Travel will likely still be harzardous as well.

Monday afternoon will turn out fine with milder temperatures to help melt the snow. Even Tuesday looks good but the next system for Tuesday night and Wednesday is likely to do it all over again. There is some good news though. Even though this week will have one if not two more storm threats, there is no sign of the bitter temperatures returning like we had to endure in February.

We'll talk more about that later.

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