NYC: Winter Storm To Bring Snow & Rain Saturday Into Sunday

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Per consult with the National Weather Service:

Synopsis

Cold temperatures will continue today and tonight with wind chills tonight dropping to the lower teens.  A coastal storm will move over the City starting on Saturday morning bringing 3-5 inches of snow across the city before changing to rain Saturday night.  Rain will taper off overnight Saturday into Sunday with a linger shower possible Sunday morning. 

Timing and Precipitation

Light snow will move into the area on Saturday morning bringing 1-2 inches of snow before sunset.  A total of 3-5 inches of snow is expected to fall across the city before changing over to rain after 7 PM.  Locally higher amounts of snow are possible, particularly in northern areas of the city.  There is a 20% chance of a 6 inch snowfall.

The changeover from snow to rain is expected to be between 7 PM and 10 PM.  Rainfall totals of 1/3 to 1/2  inch of rain are expected overnight before rain tapers off on Sunday morning.  Rainfall combined with melted snow is not expected to cause flooding.

Temperatures

Today: 30/23 with wind chills overnight dropping into the lower teens

Saturday: 30/29

Sunday: 37/20

Winds

Winds on Saturday will be out of the east northeast 10-15 MPH increasing in the evening to 15-20 MPH with gusts of 25 MPH.  Winds overnight Saturday into Sunday will decrease to 10-15 MPH before increasing on Sunday to 15-20 MPH with gusts of 25 MPH possible.

Coastal Flooding

There is a potential for minor coastal flooding during periods of high tide, particularly in the western Long Island Sound.

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