New York City is in for a deep chill as the season’s first snowfall approaches. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for midnight to 9 a.m. Thursday as temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s.
The bitter cold will hit before the first chance of snow looms late Thursday morning, according to the weather service’s forecast.
More than half an inch of flakes could hit Central Park by that evening, as snowfall becomes most likely starting in the early afternoon, the forecast shows.
The white stuff will be accompanied by sleet and rain, with showers expected to continue into Friday, according to the weather service. More than an inch of rain could drench Central Park from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, the forecast shows.
Here’s a closer look at what to expect from this week’s nasty weather, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Snow and sleet between 10am and 4pm, then rain, snow, and sleet after 4pm. High near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. East wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all rain after 8pm. Temperature rising to around 39 by 2am. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northeast wind 15 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Rain, mainly before 11am. High near 42. North wind 13 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.