NYC: Snowstorm Takes Aim on Thursday, Then Very Cold Friday

By , Senior Meteorologist
December 31, 2013; 4:19 AM ET
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Cold air, then a snowstorm will mark the first two days of 2014 in New York City. The coldest weather since January of 2009 will grip the area by Friday.

Expect good travel weather New Year's Day.

A snowstorm will affect New York City and much of the Northeast on Thursday into early Friday.

Enough snow to shovel and plow is forecast to fall around the city. The early estimate storm total snowfall in the five boroughs is between 6 and 10 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible in the suburbs to the east, north and west. The worst conditions are likely Thursday night, when the snow will be the heaviest, and winds and cold will cause the snow to blow and drift.

Expect roads to become snowcovered and slippery. Where accidents occur, some roads could be blocked for hours.

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The coldest air of the season so far will empty out of Canada Friday with temperatures likely to be no higher than the teens. RealFeel temperatures will be near zero at times.

According to Long Range Weather Expert Jack Boston, "If New York's Central Park fails to reach 20 degrees for a high temperature on Friday, it will be the first time this has occurred since Jan. 16, 2009, when the high was only 16 degrees."


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