Saturday, February 4, 2023

Winter storm potential for New York area: Up to a foot of snow in some areas and heavy rain in others

what you should Know

  • Rain and snow are expected in the New York area Thursday afternoon and possibly into Friday night. Significant snow can be seen in places in the far north and west. Strong winds are also likely to blow.
  • New York City will see mostly rain, but a chilly mix is ​​possible overnight that could make Friday morning commute difficult.
  • Some areas could see more than a foot of snow, especially north and west of New York City. parts of Hudson Valley They could see up to 8 inches of snow, while the city is expected to see 1-2 inches of rain.

NEW YORK — A developing coastal storm is expected to hit the New York area with a winter storm of snow, ice and rain Thursday afternoon through Friday night, leaving parts of the Hudson Valley with up to 8 inches of snow and flooding. Could due to torrential rains.

Fluxes farther west of the city may begin Thursday, but most of the unstable system, which is currently drifting through the South and Midwest, is expected to reach the metropolitan area in the afternoon and night hours.

As was the case with the storm earlier in the week, coastal areas and locations in and around New York City will remain above freezing and about 1-2 inches of rain is expected through Thursday afternoon. Coastal flooding is a concern, although snow and ice buildup north and west of the city is the greatest threat to this system.

north end of Hudson Valley You could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, while a foot or more can be expected at higher elevations. Wind gusts to 50 mph, with sustained winds around 20 to 30 mph increase the danger.

Rafael Pujols brings us the details from New Jersey.

Due to the extended period of snowfall (Thursday through Friday night), it is possible for accumulations of close to a foot or more, especially north or west of the city. in northwestern New Jersey and in Hudson Valley, can be expected to be between 3 and 8 inches. Snowfall and ice build-up are major concerns.

The largest aggregates of snow are likely to be found at higher elevations in the Poconos and Catskills, but we may see parts of it as well Hudson Valley More than 6 inches of snow.

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A winter storm warning is in effect for Sullivan and western Ulster counties in New York as well as Pike County in Pennsylvania through Friday afternoon.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Orange County in New York. Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, as well as part of Passaic County and the eastern part of Ulster County in New York, are under a winter weather advisory. Depending on location and elevation, any of these areas can see snow accumulations of 0 to 6 inches.

Additional watches, clocks and warnings are expected from the National Weather Service later Thursday. View the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

Locally, some snow may continue to the north and west into Saturday morning, but by then the storms will be mostly over, leaving freezing weather over the weekend. From Saturday some wind gusts may start in the north and west.

Even when it starts, temperatures will be in the cool 30s and 40s Hanukkah on Sunday, and will remain so for most of next week.

Elsewhere in the US, a massive storm system caused blizzard-like conditions across the Great Plains and was expected to bring more snow and ice to the northeast. Residents from West Virginia to Vermont have been asked to watch for a potentially significant mix of snow, ice and sleet. The winter blast dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of South Dakota and was part of a massive and volatile system that swept across the United States and killed three people in Louisiana.

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