Storm Team 4

Heavy Rain Drenches NYC as Cold Front Brings Ice Storm Warnings Northwest

Significant amounts of ice could bring dangerous conditions for tri-state's northwestern counties through Tuesday morning

What to Know

  • A winter weather advisory and ice storm warning have been issued for parts of tri-state on Monday into Tuesday
  • While New York City is expected to get up to 2 inches of rain, the worst of the cold front will be in the northwest, where ice may accumulate
  • There's no need to worry about the weather messing up your New Year's Eve or New Year's Day celebrations, though

Heavy intermittent rain triggered by a cold front drenched New York City with rain by Monday night and caused dangerous ice buildup for much of the tri-state area — but skies should clear out for your New Year' Eve celebrations.

Rain tapered off late on Monday, and shouldn't be much of an issue by Tuesday morning.

The wet weather could make for icy conditions in the Poconos and Catskills, and could cause power outages. An ice storm warning was issued for Sullivan and Ulster counties.

Check all the latest weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

Such rainfall on top of an already saturating month could leave us with one of the wettest Decembers on record. December 2019 is already the eighth wettest December ever in Central Park, but it could be a top five by mid-week.

The good news: It won't be too cold in the tri-state. Though the rain is expected to accompany a cold front, that cold front should drop temps just into the low-to-mid 40s Tuesday through the rest of next week.

New Year's Eve is expected to be partly cloudy but dry for the ball drop. Chilly winds will pick up out of the west, and could even bring in a few flurries before we ring in the New Year, Storm Team 4 says.

Then it's smooth sailing until some mild rain returns on Friday.

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