Evening Slush Hour for the New York City Area

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
November 27, 2012; 7:27 PM ET
Share |

Watch for changing road conditions during the evening rush hour. Some areas that were wet will get slippery, unless treated.

A modest storm will end from west to east over southeastern New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tuesday evening.

Total accumulations will range from a few slushy spots around the city, along the New Jersey coast and over much of Long Island, between 1 and 3 inches in the nearby northern and western suburbs and up to 5 inches or so well north and west. Parts of Long Island can pick up a coating to an inch.

During the day Tuesday, most roads from New York City on south and east were wet with rain or a mixture of rain and snow falling. However, slightly lower temperatures north and west are promoting more snow than rain or all snow.

Throughout the area, most of the accumulation will be on non-paved surfaces, so it will not be like the nor'easter of a few weeks ago. No strong wind and no power outages. However, there will be some travel problems.

As slightly colder air filters across the area Tuesday evening, some areas that received rain during the day will start getting snow, and road surface temperatures will cool.

Be on the alert for changing road conditions during evening rush hour even as the precipitation comes to an end. Some roads can become slushy and even icy, where not treated.

The potential of icy spots will linger into Wednesday morning rush hour, well in the wake of the storm under clearing skies.

The balance of the week will be free of storms. A warmup is in store over the weekend into next week.


Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A


This Day In Weather History

Omaha, NE (1975)
Massive tornado killed 3 people and injured 133 while causing 150 million dollars worth of damage. Tornado cut a swath 10 miles long and one-quarter of a mile wide through the industrial and residential areas of west-central Omaha before lifting over the northern section of the city. Most costly U.S. tornado to date.

Plains (1983)
Thunderstorms rake over Nebraska and Kansas with golf ball-sized hail, wind gusts close to 90 mph at Superior, NE, and 3-1/2 inches of rain at Kensaw, NE.

Sheridan Lake, ND (1984)
Lightning struck a boat out on the water, killing two occupants. A life vest was torn to bits by the powerful bolt.