NEW YORK — Snow blanketed New York City and Long Island Friday with a rush-hour storm amid below-freezing temperatures, sparking warnings of a treacherous evening commute and marking the third time in less than a week that the tri-state has had an accumulating snow storm.
The expanded winter weather advisory now covers all five boroughs and most of Long Island until 10 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory lasts until 1 a.m. Saturday for Eastern Long Island and southeastern Connecticut.
Temperatures dropped into the 20s as snowfall tapered off by 9 p.m.
Snowfall totals for New York City and Long Island will range from 1 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, and about 1 to 2 inches for inland locales.
Snow showers won't stick around for Saturday, but the clouds will. Expect a windy day, with gusts up to 30 mph, and temperatures rebounding into the 30s. But on Saturday night, the wind chill values will drop into the 20s. Temperatures on Sunday are forecast to rise above freezing and near 40 degrees.