NYC: Additional Snow Tuesday, Before a Warmup Wednesday

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
February 18, 2014; 5:01 AM ET
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As heavy snow pushes eastward across Long Island and coastal Connecticut at midday, a locally heavy snow shower or two may sweep into New York city and the suburbs Tuesday.

The snow showers moving in from the west can suddenly drop the visibility and add to hazards for those traveling on area highways.

After any additional snow showers Tuesday afternoon, a warming trend is in store for the region during the balance of this week.

There is the potential for some communities east of the city to have snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour for a brief time Tuesday midday.

Melting later in the day may allow travel on some roads to improve.

This additional snow, some natural melting later in the week and rain that follows could push some roofs to the point of failure. With the coming warm spell, incidents of street and poor drainage area flooding are likely.

Tuesday's snow pushed New York City's snowfall total for this winter season to 57.1 inches, the city's seventh all-time snowiest.

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This month is now the city's second snowiest February with a total of 28.8 inches. This particular February also ranks fourth among New York City's snowiest months over the years.

This new snow Tuesday and the potential for more snow later in February and March will advance this winter's snowfall rankings even more.

Above-average temperatures will dominate New York City for the rest of the week with highs in the middle to upper 40s anticipated for Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are projected to reach the 50s on Friday, along with rain and a thunderstorm.

Overnight lows will still drop to or below freezing in the suburbs into Thursday, so people are urged to walk and drive defensively.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 8 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the winter storm early this week, the warmup and another storm late in the week.

Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.


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