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Winter Storm Brings Sloppy Mix of Rain, Snow to Tri-State Ahead of Next Arctic Blast

After the storm passes, it gets bitterly cold for a few days

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A tricky winter storm is passing through the tri-state area Thursday, bringing hours of rain to New York City, thanks to higher-than-expected temperatures, before transitioning to light snow.

Areas further north and west saw snow start earlier -- and residents in the five boroughs got at least some of the white stuff by late morning as temperatures started to drop. The temperature drop likely came a bit too late to make for any accumulating snow, but roads will get icy as temps fall below freezing later.

North of New York City, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties had seen about 1 to 2 inches of snow by around 10 a.m., enough to blanket backyards and some streets but not enough to make things as messy as they could have been.

Dozens of school districts in the tri-state area had delayed openings or canceled school ahead of the storm (For the latest school closings, CLICK HERE). New York City issued a travel advisory and suspended alternate side parking as parts of its winter weather plans, while National Weather Service-issued winter weather advisories remain in effect for it, Long Island and parts of New Jersey until 1 p.m.

Check the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here. Any lingering snow showers should move out by midday.

After the storm, it really gets cold. Again. Temperatures plunge to the dangerously low 20s Friday, which will feature morning wind chills below zero in the city. Any wet or untreated surfaces could get icy.

We'll be stuck in the mid-20s Saturday and make it back to the mid-30s for a brief time Sunday before temps plunge back into the 20s to start the next work week. For the next 10 days, temperatures will rarely rise above freezing.

Much could change, of course, so stay with Storm Team 4 for the latest and track any approaching precipitation using our interactive radar below.

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