NBC New York
Light snow was falling across parts of the tri-state area Thursday night. Katy Tur reports.
Some parts of the tri-state area saw a dusting of snow when a clipper passed through the area Thursday, causing some slippery travel.
By late Thursday evening, Suffolk County had a significant coating of snow, enough so that cars in Medford were seen spinning out on the roads.
In Harriman, Orange County, it didn't take much for salt trucks to hit the streets: they were out early as the snow started falling.
Parts of New York City are also expected to see the white stuff in the overnight hours, though not enough for heavy accumulation.
The New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert in anticipation of the possible snow event, sending crews into preparation mode, including loading salt spreaders and preparing tire chains.
Temperatures Thursday barely reached above the freezing mark with a high of 36 degrees.
The snow will let up and roads will be clear by the Friday morning rush.
Sunny skies also return Friday with a high of 37 degrees, but the chance for snow returns Saturday as a more significant storm system hits the region. Forecasters predict some accumulation of a few inches in the city and the north and west suburbs, with the possibility of a wintry mix further south.
By Monday, meteorologists expect temperatures to turn mild again, with highs in the low 50s. The warm, albeit rainy, trend is expected to last the week.
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