Wintry Mix Leaves Slick Mess For Morning Commute

WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 16, 2019 - 5:30 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City has issued a Snow Alert, and weather advisories were announced outside the city, ahead of a wintry storm that's forecast to bring snow and sleet to the Tri-State on Monday.

Original forecasts predicted the snow would begin to move into our area in the afternoon, just in time for the evening commute. But, according to WCBS 880’s Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen, the snow is actually expected to fall around 8 and 10 p.m.

“We have a mess developing tonight and it starts off with flurries this evening, but nothing really worse than that,” Allen said.

He says a mix of snow and rain will fall throughout the evening into the early morning, leaving a slick coating for the city and the coast during the morning commute, when temperatures are expected to plunge.

Though there’s now a delay in snowfall, the city’s Sanitation Department has issued a Snow Alert. Additionally, a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday for portions of northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut..

Up to an inch of snow is possible in the city and inner suburbs, while the northwest suburbs could see 1 to 3 inches of the white stuff.

Areas northwest of I-287 could see a prolonged period of snow and ice into Monday night.

Highs Monday will be in the upper 30s before dropping to the low 30s Monday night.

Tuesday will be cloudy, with rain forecast in the morning and afternoon. The sun returns Wednesday.