Winter Weather Advisory In Effect As Saturday Snowstorm Hits Tri-State

WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 18, 2020 - 6:25 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A snowstorm slammed the city and Tri-State on Saturday amid a days-long stretch of bitter cold.

A winter weather advisory went into effect at 10 a.m. on Saturday for northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

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Snow developed in the early afternoon and was falling heavily across the Tri-State by evening after a brief break. As WCBS 880's Chief Meteoroglist Craig Allen reported, with more than 24 hours of below freezing temperatures, the snow is expected to stick, creating hazards on area roadways.

One to three inches of snow is expected in and around New York City, while three to six inches are expected north and west of the city. While snow is forecast to change over to sleet and rain in the city Saturday evening,  snow will continue in parts of northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut.

The city's Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Saturday morning and has salt spreaders and plows ready to go in case more than two inches of snow falls.

The lowest amounts will be down at the Jersey Shore and along the South Shore and East End of Long Island.

It will be a quick-moving system, with snow expected to change to rain along the coast and city Saturday night, when temperatures are expected to slowly rise above freezing. 

Snow may become an icy mix before ending north and west of the city. 

Sunway will see a mix of sun and clouds. It will be windy with a high of 35 to 40 degrees.

The city has been spared by major winter storms this season, only accumulating 2.7 inches of snow, AccuWeather reported.