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8 Inches of Snow Possible for Some in NY — and That's Just the First Storm (No. 2 Comes Monday)

The high-end range for snow potential is up to 8 inches for the northernmost parts of NJ, as well as NY's Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The city may see light accumulations, though any impacts will likely be minor

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What to Know

  • Rain and snow moved in Friday evening; impacts and accumulations look minor for the NYC area right now but north and west suburbs could see up to 8 inches; scroll down for hourly radar snapshots and more on what's ahead the next few days
  • A large portion of northern NJ and the Hudson Valley can expect to see 3-5 inches of snow before the storm is done; NYC, Long Island and the Jersey Shore could see around an inch, which will make for slushy roads Saturday morning
  • We're tracking the potential for another storm early next week that could bring yet another round of wind and rain or accumulating snow to the tri-state area Monday night into Tuesday

March can come "in like a lion, out like a lamb" — but this year it's coming in more like a polar bear, with a chance for snow coming Friday into Saturday, then another potentially bigger one early next week.

First, let's deal with the coastal system that moved into the area on Friday, hitting the New York City area during the evening and is expected to linger into Saturday afternoon. Most will see rain for the night, though it is expected to turn into snow overnight and into Saturday morning as temperatures fall.

While the storm will bring rain and snow, how much of either very much depends on where you live. The city should see mainly chilly rain through early Saturday. There may be a changeover to snow by sunrise for a few hours in New York City, as well as on Long Island and in central and south Jersey as the storm deepens and exits.


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Here's a look at the potential hazards.

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Here's a look at the projected snow totals through Saturday.

At this point, it looks like spots north and west of the city have the best chance to see accumulating snow, as a few inches had already fallen by midnight in some areas. The high-end range for snow potential is up to 8 inches for the northernmost parts of New Jersey's Sussex County, as well as Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties in New York.

A large portion of northern NJ and the Hudson Valley can expect to see 3-5 inches of snow before the storm is done, as totals there have crept up throughout the week. Other areas closer to the city will see lower totals, with anywhere from 1-3 inches possible. Roads will be slick through Saturday morning, most likely.

A winter storm warning is in effect for some north and west of the city. Stay with Storm Team 4 for all the latest need-to-know updates. Check the latest National Weather Service alerts here.

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Here are the winter weather alerts.

Here's a look at where we expect the storm to be at come 6 a.m. Saturday morning:

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What's Next? 10-Day NYC Weather Forecast

Once the next system moves out, we've got a decent-looking Sunday, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 40s and mostly sunny skies. We spring forward, too, so don't forget to change the clocks! (More on Daylight Saving Time here.)

The next storm could star to roll in as early as late Sunday, but Monday is still more likely. At this point, there is still a lack of clarity on details, especially regarding snowfall and timing. One model continues to project lower snow totals and a faster storm system, while the other predicts significant snowfall for our area through Wednesday.

Both models, however, agree the storm will intensify and be a very big deal for New England.


Regardless of where the snow and rain go, the storm has cold air behind it, meaning we'll finish next week with below-average temperatures. Some may get stuck in the 30s -- and we're looking at strong winds, too. St. Patrick's Day looks to be a bit chillier than usual, with temperatures around 50, but skies look to stay clear at this point.

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