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Steve Sosna's forecast for Monday, March 24.
The tri-state is expected to get more snow this week as a nor’easter delivers a glancing blow Tuesday night, forecasters say, but the area should be spared from the worst of the wintry spring storm.
After a chilly start to the week, snow will begin falling Tuesday evening, forecasters say. Light snow is expected for most of the region through the early morning Wednesday, but coastal areas could see more.
Most areas, including most of New York City and suburbs to the north and west, should see a coating up to an inch, but parts of Long Island and the Jersey shore could get 2 inches.
Some initial computer models showed more significant snowfall for the area, forecasters say, but the most intense parts of the storm should stay over the Atlantic Ocean as the system moves by.
The storm is expected to bring frigid temperatures and whipping winds Wednesday, forecasters say. Temperatures should rebound quickly, with highs hitting the upper 50s again by Friday.
Since the start of December, 57.4 inches of snow have fallen in Central Park, making this the seventh snowiest winter on record. The official first day of spring was Thursday.