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Storm Team 4 Breaks Down Snow Expectations, Timeline

Up to a foot of snow could fall on parts of the tri-state in less than 10 hours Thursday; travel is expected to be hazardous

Storm Team 4 is tracking a major winter storm that could dump more than a foot of snow on parts of the tri-state area within 10 hours Thursday, bringing blizzard-like conditions to the region and crippling travel for hundreds of thousands of people. 

Check the latest snow totals in your neighborhood here.

Meteorologists Chris Cimino and Raphael Miranda have your snowy forecast for Thursday, Feb. 9. 

Here's an hourly look at what to expect over the course of the day.

3 a.m. to 6 a.m.: Wet, heavy snow starts in the tri-state from west to east, likely reaching New York City in the form of chunky snowflakes by 6 a.m. Snow could fall at a rate of 2 inches per hour, perhaps even heavier at times, will reduce visibility to near-zero on the roadways and will cause slick spots to develop quickly on highways.

6 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Snow begins falling in New York City, the Hudson Valley and points east, including Long Island and Connecticut. Travel conditions become increasingly hazardous. Thundersnow was reported in isolated areas as the storm rapidly intensified. 

Snow Turns Tri-State Into Winter Wonderland

9 a.m. to noon: Snow continues, falling heavily at times, throughout the tri-state. Snow is starting to get more light and fluffy in texture. Wind speeds and gusts are increasing, with gusts frequently exceeding 30 mph.  Visibility is poor and driving conditions are very difficult. Power outages are possible as increasing snow weighs on tree limbs and power lines. 

Noon to 3 p.m.: Snow tapers off in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley from southwest to northeast. Four to 8 inches of snow will have fallen in Ocean and Monmouth counties, though the snow will be heavier and wetter. 

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Snow ends in the city and close-in suburbs, including Westchester and Rockland counties, most of Long Island and Fairfield County in Connecticut, rapidly shutting off from west to east. Once the snow has ended in any particular area, it's done. Accumulation totals are expected to range from 10 to 15 inches, with locally higher amounts. 

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: The last of the snow exits the eastern end of Long Island.

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