AccuWeather Alert: Winter Storm Watch issued for NYC, Tri-State area

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Meteorologist Lee Goldberg has the AccuWeather Forecast.

Snow will arrive around midnight and into early Friday, and will result in some slick travel, then a larger storm this coming weekend will bring a sloppy mix.

A Winter Storm Watch was issued for New York City and other parts of the Tri-State for Saturday and Sunday. Even if precipitation changes to rain for some on Saturday night, it'll turn BITTERLY COLD by Sunday night and there can be many slick spots!

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The snow will mix with a little sleet and rain near the coast late. Watch for slick spots on untreated roads and sidewalks overnight.

Expect a bit of leftover snow early Friday, as well as a touch of rain near the coast. Total accumulations will range from a coating to an inch near the coast, but one to three inches elsewhere. Some slick travel is still likely during the morning commute, but temperatures will moderate into the lower 40s during the afternoon.

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Saturday will be brisk and chillier with some sun followed by clouds. Snow will begin early Saturday night, then mix with some sleet and freezing rain before changing to rain late, but prolonged snow/ice well inland will cause significant travel problems.

For New York City and the nearby suburbs, expect 3"-6" of snow before the changeover with higher totals north. Here's the first look at potential snowfall totals:

Significant icing can occur just north and west of the city, which could lead to ice on trees and power lines, power outages and very slippery travel and walking conditions.

Sunday will be cloudy with rain (and ice N&W) that can change back to snow or flurries before ending late. It'll turn windy and sharply colder by nightfall with a flash freeze.

Expect numerous slick spots as wet surfaces and slush turn to ice. Temperatures in the low 40s early will plummet in the single digits at night.

Monday will be blustery and bitterly cold with intervals of clouds and sun, along with the chance of flurries and a snow shower. Highs will only be in the teens, but it'll feel even colder with the wind.

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