What to Know
- The unsettled weather is expected to begin overnight, with rain and snow showers moving in just before dawn Saturday
- Storm Team 4 is continuing to monitor a low pressure system off the coast that will emerge later on Saturday and intensify overnight
- The track and timing remain uncertain, but early projections call for a coating to 3 inches of snow on the ground Sunday morning
Two separate wintry systems are expected to pound much of the tri-state with rain and snow this weekend, and Storm Team 4 says there's a chance residents in some spots could wake up to 3 new inches -- or more -- of the white stuff Sunday morning.
The unsettled weather is expected to begin overnight, with rain and snow showers moving in just before dawn Saturday. It'll be a messy day for most of the region. While areas south and east of the city will most likely see precipitation change over to rain once temperatures rise above freezing, colder spots north and west of I-80 will continue to see mainly snow showers, Storm Team 4 says. Areas in between should see a mix.
Daytime highs will vary across the region, but should range from the upper 30s to the low 40s.
Part two of the storm forms Saturday evening, when a coastal storm will start brewing offshore and bring back somewhat colder air back into the area, along with accumulating snow across Long Island, the Hudson Valley and southwestern Connecticut. The heaviest snow should fall overnight Saturday into Subday morning.
Current projections show up to 3 inches of snow in city, mostly accumulating Saturday night, and 3 to 6 inches north and west of the city accumulating slowly through the day, especially in higher elevations. Eastern Suffolk County could see up to 6 inches or more of snow.
Blustery and cold weather returns later in the day Sunday, and then spring officially arrived 6:28 a.m. Monday, when temperatures are expected to reach the mid-40s. After a slight uptick Tuesday, the mercury plunges back into the 30s for Wednesday before inching back up to the 40s again.