NEW YORK — Folks heading back to the office on Monday may be in for a snowy commute.
After a cloudy and mild Sunday, temperatures are expected to drop sharply overnight and tumble down below freezing by Monday morning.
The Sanitation Department will begin salting streets overnight, Mayor Eric Adams said. Over 700 salt spreaders were ready to go on Sunday night, officials said.
“We are ready to meet the storm head on,” Adams said. “This city is prepared because of the professionals who are here.”
Some forecast models suggest a southern storm may move north enough during that time to provide a few hours of flurries.
There’s about a 30% chance of snow showers from Monday morning through about 1 p.m. Some areas in southern New Jersey could see a couple of inches of snow, but little-to-no accumulation is expected for the northern part of the state and the New York City area.
Half an inch to an inch is expected in New York City, but up to three inches are possible, officials said.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the southern half of NJ from the I-195 corridor on south for the potential of 3-6 inches. On the hand, suburbs to the northwest and north will get much less being farther away from the storm. At least flurries are likely for those areas and possibly a coating to an inch or two.
Also, we must consider that conditions have to be just right for the snow to stick to the streets. The higher accumulations will likely be on the colder, grassy surfaces. in fighting it out for placement.
Either way, by Monday night, the cold air is well entrenched and it may not get much above freezing for a daytime high through Tuesday. The wind will add to the chill.
Then milder again for Wednesday with a chance of rain showers into part of Thursday. Then we’ll keep our eyes on another storm for Thursday night and Friday for possible snow or rain again.