NEW YORK – A blizzard is barreling toward New York City, threatening to dump up to a foot of snow on the five boroughs, Long Island and parts of New Jersey.
It’s expected to reach the tri-state area early Saturday and bring hours of heavy snow, whipping winds and, at times, whiteout conditions.
Combine the storm’s gale force winds with a full moon and there’s a chance of coastal flooding, with high tide potentially creating a 3-foot storm surge across the Jersey shore. By Saturday evening, the high tide is expected to pose problems along the shores of Long Island and New York City where a 2 ½- to 4-foot surge is possible.
Below is a breakdown of when the most significant portions of the storm are expected to begin and end.
Times are subject to change as the forecast evolves.
- Snow begins to fall in southern New Jersey
- Blizzard warning goes into effect for New York City, Long Island, and central and southern New Jersey
- Snow begins to fall in New York City
- Winter storm warning is in effect for Hunterdon, Warren, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties in New Jersey
SATURDAY HIGH TIDES
- 7:31 a.m.
- 7:59 p.m.
- 7:25 a.m.
- 7:53 p.m.
Glen Cove, N.Y.
- 10:36 a.m.
- 11:04 p.m.
- 7:37 a.m.
- 8:05 p.m.
- 10:31 a.m.
- 11 p.m.
Sandy Hook, N.J.
- 7 a.m.
- 7:28 p.m.
Seaside Heights, N.J.
- 6:30 a.m.
- 6:58 p.m.
- Blizzard warning expires for New York City, Long Island, and central and southern New Jersey
- Winter storm warning expires for Hunterdon, Warren, Morris, Passaic and Bergen counties in New Jersey