Snow forecast: Winter weather coming to NYC, NJ on Saturday

Find the updated snow forecast for the NYC area here.

Fresh off the heels of Tuesday's winter storm, several inches of snow is once again possible from Friday night into Saturday morning across parts of NYC, New York and New Jersey.


The storm could drop snow on areas across NY, NJ and CT that already received several inches earlier in the week. Winter weather advisories will be in place from 10 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday for central and southern areas of New Jersey.

Winter weather advisories for New Jersey.

Here's everything you need to know about this weekend's potential snow event, including timing, impacts and how much more snow we can expect this season

Timeline: When will it snow in NYC?

Friday night

A slight chance of light snow between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., then snow is likely after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Chance of precipitation: 70%.

Forecast snow totals in the Northeast through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (FOX Weather)

Forecast snow totals in the Northeast through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (FOX Weather)


A chance of light snow before noon, then a chance of snow between noon and 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation: 40%.

According to the FOX Weather Center, from Friday night into Saturday, the storm will bring snow to cities along the Interstate 95 corridor, including New York City. This will result in slippery travel on snow-covered roads across the area.

Saturday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Wind chill values between 15 and 20.

Impacts: How much will it snow in NYC?

Up to 4 inches of snow is possible across parts of central and southern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

"Clouds and snow showers overtake the region tonight leaving us with a nice blanket of snow for Saturday am," FOX 5 NY's Mike Woods said on X. "Keep those shovels on standby!"

Around 2 to 3 inches is expected for the rest of the area, including northern New Jersey and New York City.

Impacts: What is the worst case scenario?

According to the National Weather Service, the ultimate track of the low pressure system will impact the total snowfall amount. A shift to the north will result in higher amounts and an expansion of the advisories north. 

Snow amounts could be this high should the storm track shift to the north. An expansion of the winter weather advisory to the north would be needed. (NWS)

A shift to the south will reduce amounts.

Snow amounts could be this low in spots across the area if the storm trends further south. (NWS)

Totals: How much snow fell Tuesday?

The NYC area saw several inches of snow following a major winter storm earlier in the week that impacted parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Central Park recorded 3.2 inches, while parts of New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley saw up to a foot.

Click HERE to find out how much snow your area recorded, according to the National Weather Service.

Mid-winter weather outlook: ‘6 more weeks’ of winter

FOX 5 NY’s Nick Gregory said the NYC area has the potential for several more inches of snow, according to his mid-winter forecast.

Winter snowfall forecast.

Only one or two decent storms will help us reach the projected total, and Nick forecasts that February will provide the perfect conditions for winter storm development.

The U.S. is experiencing a strong El Niño, meaning the Tri-State is more likely to see warmer-than-average temperatures and wetter-than-average precipitation.

As we move forward, strong El Niño conditions will continue, meaning February will feature the same type of weather we've seen: above-average temperatures and borderline rain-snow events.

"I think winter will be prolonged here, and I do think that we'll probably have a good surge of cold weather coming in the middle part of February, [creating the potential for a snow storm or two," Nick said. 

FOX Weather's Steven Yablonski helped contribute to this report.