NEW YORK - A powerful nor'easter arrived in the Tri-State area with heavy snow, sleet and rain, but the storm shifted west. Blizzard warnings have been canceled for New York City, but remain in effect areas north and west of the city.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for New York City.
New York City public schools will be open on Wednesday. Click here to see other school closings and delays around the area.
The nor'easter caused some minor flooding along the New Jersey and Long Island coasts.
During much of the storm, tides will likely run 1-2 feet above normal and can result in coastal flooding at times of high tide. Some beach erosion should be expected.
Where the heaviest snow is falling, rates could be as high as 3 or 4 inches an hour. This storm will likely be the biggest storm of the winter, dumping as much as 2 feet of snow across northern and western parts of the area. Rain mixing into the system will lower snow totals in New York City and points south and east.
Strong, steady winds will create blizzard conditions. Wind gusts could top 40-50 mph at the height of the storm, which may break tree limbs and threaten sporadic power outages.
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