For the past few months, NYC has experienced slight flurries here and there, but little to no snow accumulation all winter long. We didn’t even have a White Christmas!
Today, New Yorkers awoke to yet another snowless morning. However, forecasts predict that might not be the case tomorrow morning as possible snow may fall in the NYC area later tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, the city could see up to an inch of snow beginning tonight and into the early morning on Saturday.
The snow will eventually turn to rain by 10 am tomorrow, reports the National Weather Service and gusts of wind reaching as high at 31 mph. By Saturday night, precipitation should stop with a low temperature in the early 30s.
For hazardous impacts, snow accumulation in NYC should really only affect elevated and grassy surfaces, explains the National Weather Service.
Other cities in the Tri-state area are expected to see much more snow tonight, some up to 5 inches with a snowfall rate of 3/4 inch per hour!
After almost breaking NYC’s longest snow-free streak with 329 consecutive days of no measurable snowfall, any sight of flurries brings some legitimacy to the fact that we actually had a winter this year.
Beyond tomorrow morning, forecasts show wet weather to continue for the rest of the week and another snowfall to likely hit NYC on Tuesday. Temperatures will range between 30°-50°.