Yeshiva World News:
A major nor’easter threatens to dump as much as 2 feet of snow on some part of the Tri-State area over the next 2 days.
At 3:45PM, the National Weather Service issued an update snow forecast which stated: “New snow forecast: 18″- 24″ for NYC, North Eastern NJ, Lower Hudson Valley, much of Nassau, & portions of South Western CT. Lesser amounts as you head East due to warm air aloft & at the surface, changing snow to wintry mix of rain, snow, & sleet.”
The one-two punch of strong winds and heavy snow has the potential to produce blizzard-like conditions in the Tri-State area on Monday as the biggest winter storm in years wallops the region. The brunt is Monday with 1″-2″/hour snowfall rates along with 40-50 mph wind gusts. Snow tapers off Tuesday but blowing and drifting continue as winds stay gusty.
After the storm passes, Wednesday is forecast to be partly sunny. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 40s by Thursday. Roads will become snow-packed and slippery as temperatures dip into the mid 20s. Sleet can mix in at times, mainly at the coast, holding down accumulations south and east of New York City. In central and northern Jersey, residents may see 18-24 inches, depending on where snow banding sets up. The strongest of the winds will be along the coast and across Long Island. Temperatures may nudge just above the freezing mark in the city. The storm slowly departs on Tuesday, but it’ll still be blustery and chilly with lingering snow showers and flurries.