Don’t let today’s rays of sun fool you–5-8 inches of snow may be heading to NYC tonight in what forecasters are calling the “biggest snowstorm in two years.”
Here’s everything you need to know:
When will snow start falling in NYC?
According to AccuWeather, it will start raining in NYC on tonight, February 12th, around 10pm, switching over to snow early Tuesday morning, February 13th, at 2am.
How much snow is expected to fall in NYC?
According to NBC News, snowfall is expected at rates of 2 inches per hour, with the heaviest snowfall forecast to align with Tuesday morning’s commute (February 13th). When the snow ends around midafternoon on Tuesday, Central Park could be blanketed in 5 to 8 inches of snow.
The city is, however, in the zone of greatest uncertainty, so snowfall ranges may be adjusted as the forecast progresses.
Additionally, due to the strong dynamics associated with this system, some thundersnow will be possible around sunrise (6:53am) in NYC.
According to NBC, if 6 or more inches of snow fall over NYC, the storm will be the city’s largest snowstorm in two years, since January 2022.
Will NYC public schools be closed?
As of 1:30pm on Tuesday, February 12th, NYC Mayor Eric Adams has already announced that NYC public schools will be remote tomorrow, February 13th.
Are there any alerts in place for NYC?
As of 1:30pm on Tuesday, February 12th, New York City is currently under a Winter Storm Watch beginning 4am Tuesday, February 13th, through 6pm the same day.
Though no travel alerts are currently in place, major travel delays are expected for Tuesday morning’s commute (February 13th).
As always, we’ll keep you up to date with weather news as we learn more. Additionally, you can stay up to date with NYC emergency alerts by signing up for Notify NYC.
And, if we do get a considerable amount of snow, be sure to check out the 10 best spots for sledding in NYC!