AccuWeather Alert: Winter storm warnings, watches this weekend

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Meteorologist Lee Goldberg has the latest AccuWeather forecast.

Winter storm warnings and watches have been issued ahead of a weekend system that will bring snow, ice, and rain to the New York City and Tri-State area Saturday night into Sunday.

Warnings have been expanded to counties to the north and west of New York City. A watch remains in effect for New York City and parts of New Jersey.


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Saturday will start off brisk and chillier with some sun followed by clouds.

Snow will begin early Saturday evening, then mix with some sleet and freezing rain before changing to rain late. But prolonged snow/ice well inland will cause significant travel problems.

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.

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Steady precipitation will wind down by midday on Sunday. Where snow turned to rain or freezing rain, the precipitation could change back to snow or flurries before ending. It'll turn windy and sharply colder by nightfall with a potential 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.

For New York City and the nearby suburbs, expect 3"-6" of snow before the changeover with more than a half-foot of snow expected north and west of I-287. Less than 3 inches is expected to the south and east.


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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