NEW YORK — The brief but brutal blast of arctic air is coming to an end, but a storm approaching the tri-state may bring as much as six inches of snow to some parts of the area.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for New York City; Hudson County, New Jersey; and Long Island until 11 a.m. Saturday. Expect snow, sleet or freezing rain and dangerous road conditions. Snow is expected to change to freezing rain mid-morning.
The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a hazardous travel advisory due to icy conditions.
The city is expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow Saturday, though some spots may just get a coating. Around a tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate across New York City, eastern New Jersey and Northwestern Long Island.
North and west of New York City will get closer to 3 to 6 inches of snow where showers will continue for most part of the morning. Warm air will filter in throughout the morning hours in the city and make for less wintry conditions later in the day. Snow will change into rain by the afternoon.
Be prepared for slippery and icy road conditions throughout the area Saturday, even in parts that received little snow. Avoid traveling or be super cautious early on in the day.
A hazardous travel advisory has been issued in New York City. New Yorkers are advised to be cautious when driving, walking or biking due to slippery road conditions. Travelers should allow for additional travel time.
The combination of snow flakes with gusty winds could create low visibilities and slick road conditions during the storm.
Saturday evening will warm up into the 40s with rain showers. The overnight hours on Saturday will reach the 50s with times of heavy rain.
On Sunday, temperatures will gradually decrease with rain throughout the day. Temperatures will drop below freezing at night so wet surfaces will freeze over and create some icy conditions to start off Monday.
Conditions gradually improve throughout the week with chances of rain later in the week, but temperatures will be warming up to numbers much closer to average for this time of the year.