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Two Waves of Wintry Weather to Finish Workweek, Kick Off Weekend

Meteorologists say the wintry weather is set to come in two waves: first a warm front Friday morning and then a cold front Friday night

What to Know

  • Storm Team 4 says rain and snow are in the forecast for parts of the tri-state from Friday to Saturday morning
  • The messy weather comes on the heels of four March nor'easters and an April snowstorm that dumped 7-plus inches of the white stuff in spots
  • Fortunately, the forecast has temperatures warming next week before peaking in the mid-60s next Saturday and Sunday

The second of two storm fronts is set to bring chilly rain and even some scattered snow to the region Friday night into Saturday morning, Storm Team 4 says.

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The first wave, a warm front that moved in early Friday, brought minor showers to the city and to areas south and east. Some light flakes fell in isolated spots north and west of town as the front moved away, but the most accumulation -- in Dutchess County's Red Hook -- was less than an inch, Storm Team 4 says.

The wet weather tapered off by Friday afternoon as temperatures hit the mid-50s and conditions began to feel more like April.

But by Friday night, Storm Team 4 says a cold front will bring another round of precipitation to the region. Showers will sweep into the area after midnight, and cold air moving in behind the front may cause rain to turn to snow early Saturday, especially in central and southern New Jersey. No more than a coating is expected by the time the showers move out Saturday morning.

The tri-state will face cloudy, breezy, and raw conditions throughout the day Saturday with highs only making into the 40s at best.

Storm Team 4 says yet another disturbance may bring a few sprinkles or wet snowflakes to coastal communities Saturday night into Sunday, but the rest of the area should stay dry.

It'll still be chilly on Sunday, albeit under brighter skies.

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There's a bright spot in the forecast, however. Temperatures are set to slowly rise throughout the upcoming workweek before hitting the mid-60s next weekend, Storm Team 4 says.

Earlier this week, the tri-state saw a snowstorm that dumped 7-plus inches of the white stuff on parts of the region, the worst April snowstorm the area has seen in 36 years.

And that storm came on the heels of four March nor'easters that buried the tri-state in snow while knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people.

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