Though an early spring is on its way and this past Super Bowl weekend saw abnormally warm temperatures, us New Yorkers know how finicky the city weather can be, and that’s clearly going to be shown tonight.
AccuWeather Meteorologists are closely monitoring a snowstorm that has the potential to bring 5-8 inches of snow to NYC Monday night (February 12th) into Tuesday morning (February 13th).
Amid the storm alerts, NYC Mayor Eric Adams has already announced that schools are planning to utilize their remote learning setup tomorrow, February 13th.
AccuWeather Meteorologists have implemented a Winter Storm Watch for New York City, beginning 4am Tuesday, February 13th, through 6pm the same day.
The news outlet writes:
Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
Meterologists have also noted that snowfall amounts will depend on how quickly the rain, which is expected to begin around 10pm tonight, transitions over to snow. As of now, this is expected to happen around daybreak Tuesday.
According to NBC, once the storm moves through Tuesday, we can expect cool but seasonable temperatures for the rest of the week.
Valentine’s Day is expected to be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high of 36ºF.
Though as February carries on, the chances of seeing substantial snow will only increase–particularly around Sunday, February 18th and through at least the second week of March.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore stated:
A ‘word to the wise,’ enjoy the next 10 days or so, because some winter cold and winter-type weather will likely come back into play for the Eastern U.S. prior to and even beyond Valentine’s Day for the second half of February.
On the bright side, the first day of spring is Tuesday, March 19th!