"With some extreme weather in the early morning forecast, the Mayor’s made the decision to close New York City schools tomorrow," a mayoral spokesperson said.
The latest forecasts show an expected 6-8 inches of snow in New York City. Areas outside of New York City, particularly to the east, may see more than a foot of snow.
After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs and PSAL activities are also cancelled, education officials said. The Department of Education central and field offices will stay open.
As of now, New York City schools will be open on Jan. 5 and all programs and activities will be held as scheduled.