New York

Slick Commute, Biting Cold Expected for Groundhog Day

It's looking like six more weeks of winter this Groundhog Day

What to Know

  • Rain that moved in Thursday changed to snow overnight while temperatures continue to plummet
  • Groundhog Day will start off snowy and remain frigid and windy throughout the day
  • The weekend is cold at first, then temperatures warm a bit for Super Bowl Sunday

Staten Island Chuck will reveal Friday whether we’re in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. If the snowy and frigid forecast is any indication, you better hang on to your winter jacket.

Thursday was dry and warmer than average, but a cold front began bringing rain late in the evening. As temperatures plummet, snow could fall amid single digit wind chills, Storm Team 4 says.

Storm Team 4 said the snow arrived in the western suburbs first before it moved into the city sometime after midnight.

The snow linger into the early part of the morning rush, making for a slick commute. The city a dusting to an inch of snow at most, while Long Island and areas to the northwest of the city may see as much as three inches, according to Storm Team 4. 

By 6:45 a.m. Friday, the city and everything west of NYC had dried out, however, a few flurries were still falling along eastern Long Island. Now, the bitter cold and blustery winds are moving in and will stick around for Friday and Saturday. Wind gusts of more than 35 mph will make it feel more like the single digits or teens, Storm Team 4 said.

Temperatures should warm into the 40s for Super Bowl Sunday. There’s a chance of rain in the evening and that snow is possible to the northwest of the city, Storm Team 4 says.

The roller coaster weather continues next week, when lows hit the 20s but highs approach the 50s.

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