NYC to be Grazed by Snowstorm Monday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
March 3, 2014; 6:51 AM ET
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The New York City area will grazed by a snowstorm hitting areas hard farther to the south on Monday.

A surge of dry, cold air will prevent the storm from making a last-minute turn to the north as it nears the coast. The push of cold air will send temperatures downward into Monday.

Snow will fall during the morning hours on Monday in the New York City area, leaving a coating to an inch in many locations. Very little snow will fall north of the City, while amounts may top 6 inches in southern New Jersey.

While the accumulation of snow will be relatively small, even a coating of snow may make roads slippery during the morning commute.

Because the storm is affecting such a large part of the nation on a west to east basis, airline passengers should expect delays locally Monday, even as the worst of the storm stays to the south.

The heaviest snow later Sunday night into Monday will target Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Motorists heading south on I-95 to these cities should expect very slippery and snowy conditions along much of the way with the potential for road closures in some locations.

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More cold weather will follow the storm Tuesday before temperatures bounce back closer to 40 by Wednesday and Thursday.

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