Winter has officially found its way to New York City, and we’ll be feeling the icy air this weekend with below freezing temperatures and some expected snow.
According to the National Weather Service, the weekend high is forecasted to be 32 degrees on Saturday but with wind chills it’ll feel much colder—between 15 and 25. Today (Friday, January 11), has wind chill values between 5 and 15! Although the weekend is expected to be sunny, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow on Saturday night into Sunday morning and 20 percent chance on Sunday.
The National Weather Service also put out a weather summary that states: “High temperatures will remain at or below freezing both today and Saturday, which is about 5-10 degrees below normal for this time of year.” The report goes on to say that “by Saturday night low pressure moving out of the southern plains will bring a chance of light snow to parts of the region. The best chances for any snow will be across portions of Long Island, New York City, and northeast New Jersey, although accumulations will remain less than half an inch.”
The bitter weather and light snow in the city is expected due to a snowstorm that is hitting the Appalachians and mid-Atlantic coast this weekend. According to a report by AccuWeather, “slippery travel in these locations” is anticipated.
Here’s a look at the complete weekend forecast: