NYC storm: Over a foot of snow possible for parts of state
NEW YORK - A powerful winter storm could bring as much as a foot of snow to some parts of New York.
The rain is expected to turn to snow Tuesday around 9 a.m. for some areas, and then change back to rain for the rest of the day.
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Strong wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour are expected along local coastlines and may cause scattered downed tree limbs and power outages.
The storm will be fully out to sea by the Wednesday morning commute.
Warnings and Advisories
- A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.
- A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday at 2 p.m. until Wednesday at 8 a.m. for Western Ulster County.
- A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday at 6 p.m. until Wednesday at 8 a.m. for Sullivan County.
- A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday at 10 p.m. until Wednesday at 6 a.m. for Orange, Putnam and western Passaic counties.
- A winter storm warning is in effect from Monday at 8 p.m. until Wednesday at 8 a.m. for eastern Dutchess, eastern Ulster and western Dutchess counties.
- Winter storm advisories are in effect for various other counties across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Current winter weather warnings and advisories in effect.
- A coastal flood advisory is also in effect from Tuesday at 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. for portions of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Current coastal flood advisories in effect.
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How much snow/rain to expect?
- New York City and Long Island could see 1-2 inches of heavy rain that will convert over to snow. Roughly 2 inches of rain is expected, before changing to snow with accumulations of a coating to 1 inch possible. This also includes central parts of New Jersey.
- North of New York City, as well as parts of North Jersey, could see anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow.
- Heavy snowfall is likely in portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, extreme North Jersey and parts of Connecticut. Currently, 6-12 inches of snowfall is likely, with some areas possibly receiving over a foot of snowfall.
- The more north you go, the higher the snowfall totals are expected to be.