One to two inches of snow is possible after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with a mix of rain, sleet, and snow expected by 9 p.m., the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City in effect from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain may cause travel difficulties on Wednesday.
The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
According to the latest National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, a low-pressure system will bring a wintry mix to the city on Wednesday. Light to moderate snow moves into the area Wednesday afternoon, then transitions to a wintry mix of snow and sleet Wednesday evening. A trace of freezing rain is also possible. The heaviest period of snowfall is expected during the Wednesday evening commute, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The wintry mix is forecast to change over to rain late Wednesday night, and will taper off Thursday morning. The precipitation will end by noon Thursday. A total of 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation is in the forecast, with locally higher amounts of 4 to 5 inches possible. A light glaze of ice is also possible.
New York City Emergency Management advises New Yorkers to use public transportation wherever possible on Wednesday. If you must drive, allow for extra travel time, expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and exercise caution.
“Although we start out dry Wednesday morning, we are expecting snow and sleet to develop in the afternoon, causing for a messy evening commute. We advise you to use mass transit, give yourself extra travel time, and exercise caution,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito.