A weak storm will spread a swath of snow over the New York Metropolitan area into this evening.
While a major snowfall is not expected, a coating to perhaps an inch of snow is forecast around the city with between 1 and 3 inches falling west of I-287 over northern New Jersey. Throughout the region, most of the accumulation will be on non-paved surfaces.
Most roads across Manhattan, for example, are likely to be wet. However, some slushy and slippery conditions can develop briefly during any period of moderate snow. This is most likely outside of the five boroughs, mainly north and west, where the temperature will be slightly lower.
Some travel delays are possible.
The bulk of the snow will fall during the daylight hours, when it will have to fight air and road surface temperatures above freezing, when opposed to the nighttime hours. The storm will also bring rain to some of the coastal areas.
During the first part of Tuesday night, it is possible that the snow will pick up over eastern Long Island. In this case, cooling surface temperatures could lead to a couple of inches of accumulation. However, that is only contingent on the storm strengthening a bit before heading out to sea.
Unlike the storm from a few weeks ago, this storm will not bring heavy snow to Connecticut.
The storm this Tuesday is more of a fast-moving, flat wave of low pressure as opposed to an intensifying storm that stalls nearby for a number of hours.
North of New York City, most areas are likely to pick up an inch or so from the storm.
Since Tuesday night, NESDIS, NOAA’s satellite and information service, has been experiencing network issues, and has not received a full feed of satellite data for input, a critical component for the numerical models used to forecast the weather.
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Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
After more than a decade, the National Weather Service has officially adopted an experimental short-range weather model capable of providing more precise predictions under rapidly changing storm conditions.
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