Parts of the tri-state will see an inch or less of snow in the next 24 hours ahead of what Storm Team 4 says could be some of the coldest weather the tri-state has seen this winter, with NYC seeing windchills of -15 degrees Sunday morning.
The snowfall is significantly less than first thought, as dry air lingers over the tri-state and the system that was supposed to bring up to 3 inches of snow stays offshore. The National Weather Service canceled a winter weather advisory it had previously issued.
Light snow was expected overnight and into Wednesday's morning commute. A slippery coating could develop on the roads, and drivers should use caution when heading to work, Storm Team 4 said.
The main worry will be these slick spots as temperatures drop and ice develops from the melting of previous snowfalls.
There's still a chance of coastal flooding at high tide in the morning on Long Island, southern NYC and the waterlogged Jersey shore. Any flooding is expected to be minor, especially when compared to earlier in the week, with waters 1.5 to 2.5 feet above normal high tide Wednesday.
The region has already battled through three high tides of flooding from a massive wintry storm that swirled through the North Atlantic Monday.
Heavy snow was forecast off shore and the storm system producing the snow may clip the very eastern end of Long Island Wednesday, according to Storm Team 4.
Once the clouds moves out, Storm Team 4 says some of the coldest conditions seen this winter will move in. Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week with a forecast high of 40 degrees. Then the bitter cold sets in.
Thursday and Friday will both see temperatures in the low 30s or upper 20s, and then the deep freeze is expected to settle in over the weekend.
Storm Team 4 says that highs Saturday will be in the low 20s. It will be just as cold Sunday for Valentine's Day. Low temperatures will be in the single-digits Saturday and teens Sunday.
It'll be especially cold north of the city. The Catskills could see wind chills of up to -20 degrees on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Anyone going skiing this President's Day weekend is going to encounter brutal cold.
A warmup is expected on Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the upper 30s and upper 40s, respectively. Rainy weather will move in with the warmer weather Tuesday, according to Storm Team 4.
The freeze comes on the heels of a wintry storm that glanced the region with coastal flooding and blizzard-like conditions over parts of Long Island.