NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The region is gearing up for back-to-back winter storms that could bring inches of snow to the city and surrounding suburbs Thursday and again this weekend before an Arctic blast causes temperatures to dive to bone-chilling lows.
AccuWeather says the first storm arrives Thursday night, when a coating to several inches of wintry mix are possible in and around the city as temperatures hover around freezing.
Several inches of snow are more likely in the northwest suburbs, while precipitation will likely change to rain Friday morning in the city and along the coast, AccuWeather says.
Temperatures rise to the 40s on Friday afternoon and stay above freezing through the day Saturday, when conditions will be mostly calm and cloudy.
The second part of the one-two punch snow barrage arrives Saturday night, when there’s a chance for more than 3 inches of snow in New York City, AccuWeather says.
Areas to the north of the city could see 3 to 6 inches of snow, while the northern reaches of the Hudson Valley could top 12 inches, according to AccuWeather.
The heaviest precipitation will be upstate, where over a foot of snow is possible as part of a band that reaches the Great Lakes.
AccuWeather says there will likely be some rain in the city on Sunday morning as temperatures steadily rise from the low 30s to the mid-40s by afternoon.
But temps won’t stay there for long as an Arctic blast sweeps down from the north.
AccuWeather says temperatures will drop into the single digits by Sunday night, with wind chills in the negative teens.
The teeth-chattering weather continues into Monday, when highs are forecast in the teens with wind chills in the single digits.