NEW YORK (PIX11) — It’s hard to imagine that six years ago, Central Park reported 27.3 inches of snow. While there are snow showers in the forecast, it won’t be anything like Jan. 23, 2016. In the meantime, we can all look forward to a brief relief from the bitter cold. But don’t get too comfy, there are more bone-chilling temperatures ahead.
A cold front is slated to slide in from the west, allowing for a few light snow showers through midnight. With overnight temperatures in the 20s, there is a chance that some areas may see light accumulations. However, overall expect little to no accumulation across the tri-state region
Clouds will give way to sunshine Monday with temperatures topping out around 32 degrees in the city. With light winds combined and a southerly flow, there won’t be much of a wind chill to contend with. Monday night lows will come a bit early followed by a warm front, which will aid in bringing milder weather into Tuesday. Highs are expected to reach 40 degrees in city.
Despite the bump up in temperatures, there’s still a chance of a few snow showers across the area with the best chances north and west of the city Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Keep in mind that some areas will get rain due to warmer temps on the way.
After the system moves out, an arctic high will be in position on Wednesday allowing for dry and the bitter cold to return for the second half of the work week. Temperatures will be 15 to near 20 degrees below normal. However, no records are expected to be tied or broken.
Looking ahead to Friday, there’s a chance for more rain and snow showers. We’re also monitoring a coastal storm for Saturday. Currently, it looks like it will remain offshore. As always, stay tuned for updates.