Bundle up, New York! The city and its surrounding areas are expected to see multiple rounds of fleet and freezing rain on Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has already issued a winter weather advisory for all of New York City and Long Island, as well as for part of New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and southwestern Connecticut. It will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
According to AccuWeather forecasters, sleet and rain will begin Monday morning before the first boroughs and coastal areas see a changeover to rain and drizzle throughout the afternoon.
Though, temperatures aren’t expected to warm up much, with a high predicted of just 35 degrees on Monday, meaning roads and sidewalks could be slick with ice.
The mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to continue through Tuesday morning, when the low will be around 29 degrees.
Some significant ice buildup is possible north and west of the city. Inland New Jersey and the Hudson Valley suburbs could see as much as a half-inch of ice on trees and power lines, threatening power outages. An ice storm warning has been issued for parts of northern New Jersey from 6 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.