A large, swirling wintry system churning through the East Coast has brought the first of several blustery days to the tri-state, with snow falling across some areas and temperatures plunging well below seasonal averages.
After highs climbed into the 60s in New York City Wednesday, temperatures didn't make it out of the upper 40s Thursday, despite some sun that appeared at the start of the day, Storm Team 4 says.
Rain showers are arriving overnight; some areas of New Jersey started seeing snow showers or wintry mix late Thursday night. Accumulation isn't expected as ground temperatures stay above freezing.
New York City's sanitation department issued a snow alert Thursday and said it was readying snow plows and salt spreaders for wintry precipitation.
It'll be breezy, but New Yorkers likely won't have to combat howling winter winds that cut through jackets and make it feel much colder.
Storm Team 4 says that it could get even colder next week. A second icy system will push its way through Monday, bringing more rain and cold.
Temperatures are expected to hang in the low 40s Monday and Tuesday before diving even further Wednesday, when highs aren't expected to make it out of the upper 30s.