Next Storm Poses Rain, Snow Hazards Tuesday; Then Temps Fall
Storm Team 4 is tracking yet another complex weather system that is expected to dump a combination of rain and snow on a large swath of the tri-state area Tuesday ahead of an arctic blast that will send temperatures into the teens.
Tuesday is expected to start dry; the wintry mix arrives in the later afternoon and evening temperatures, but with the mercury climbing in the low-to-mid 40s, much of the region will see precipitation begin as rain. Rain will change to snow overnight as temperatures fall below freezing, Storm Team 4 says.
The storm is expected to move out quickly Wednesday, but the morning commute could be difficult for many. New York City, as well as other spots south and east of the I-95 corridor, should see anything from a coating to one inch of snow. Other places will get only rain, such as the Jersey Shore and Long Island.
Much of northwestern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley could see anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of snow, with higher accumulations expected further north and west. Pike, Sullivan and parts of Ulster County should see the most snow, where Storm Team 4 predicts totals exceeding 5 inches.
A winter storm watch has been issued for Sullivan and Ulster counties in New York until Wednesday morning. Click here for all severe weather alerts.
Once that storm moves out, another arctic blast brings bitterly cold temperatures, with frigid wind chills by midweek. Even though clouds will give way to more sunshine, the wind chills will make it feel well below zero.
By Wednesday, high temps around 30 are expected. Those drop to 17 degrees on Thursday then bounce up to around 27 to close out the work week.
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