Tuesday morning, there is a winter storm warning in New York within northeastern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, and southern Connecticut.
The blizzard is expected to affect the Big Apple with heavy snow accumulations.
According to the National Weather Service, the chance of accumulating six inches or more of snow is 14%.
This is what the residents of New York need to know about Tuesday’s snowstorm:
Winter weather forecast
Temperatures will be warm enough for the storm to begin as rain across the region.
However, as the system moves northeast, it will bring cold air from the north and Canada, which will change rain to snow, Fox 5 NY reported.
“The storm will bring a period of moderate to heavy snow inland, with precipitation becoming a rain-snow mix toward the coast,” according to the NWS.
Wet snow is likely to fall at rates of up to 2 inches per hour in inland communities. Additionally, travel conditions are expected to be hazardous throughout Tuesday morning, with school closings possible across the region.
For the night, rain is forecast to turn into snow in the city of New York.
If the storm moves to the north and the temperature remains above freezing, the town’s gathering in New York can be minimal or null.
However, a more southerly track combined with colder temperatures could increase the amount of snow in the area.
The winter storm warning is expected to end Tuesday night, with clear skies forecast to follow.
Widespread snow is expected to affect parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut before dawn on Tuesday. The location of the rain/snow line will determine the total snow.
According to the NWS, in the city of New York, there is a 14% chance of accumulating 6 inches or more of snow as the storm moves south with colder temperatures and heavier bands of snow.
Conditions are forecast to produce more than a foot of snow in the lower Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Paramus will see about 8 inches of snow, while parts of Long Island will get 6 inches.