Slick start to the morning commute; winter weather advisory for Long Island

NEW YORK — It's a slick start to the morning commute, as light snow starts to cover the streets throughout the Tri-State, with 1 to 2 inches expected to accumulate.

The Metro-North issued a tweet, cautioning commuters to allow extra travel time due to the snow.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday for Long Island and western New Jersey. Additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

The snow is expected to taper off by mid-morning and skies will be clear by the afternoon.

The storm may strengthen as it races offshore, causing the snow to linger across Long Island through the midday hours. Higher amounts of accumulation are possible farther east.

As the week goes on, the mercury will continue to struggle to reach the upper to mid 30s. The frigid temperatures, which are about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year, will stick around Thursday into Friday.