One to two inches of snow possible Saturday

Here's how much snow the National Weather Service is predicting from Thursday night through Friday afternoon. The models, however, are still uncertain as to the final position of the storm, which would roll in during the evening to nighttime hours, possibly even after midnight, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. Temperatures will reach well into the 50s today.

Another system could move into the area late Saturday night.

The chance of snow drops to 20 percent Friday night and will last until about 11 p.m.

The New York City Department of Emergency Management issued a warning Thursday afternoon urging New Yorkers to prepare for the storm and a weekend of dangerously cold temperatures.

Should storms develop, they could become severe with the main risks being large hail and damaging winds.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 8 to 14 miles per hour.

The chill will stay with us into Wednesday with a high of about 38. West wind 9 to 15 miles per hour.

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But snow has returned to the forecast on Thursday night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northeast wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

3-5 inches of snow are expected throughout the area, with tracking indicating that Nassau and Suffolk Counties should anticipate 4 inches.

Friday's high of about 48 begins the dip, along with a 60 percent chance of rain and showers. High near 39. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Since Jan. 1, rainfall at the station of record at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is 2.61 inches below normal. The brunt of the system will be on Saturday night with rain and snow mixture that will turn to snow.

The changeover from rain to snow should be fairly quick, Meola said, so there shouldn't be a long period of sleet or freezing rain.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

  • Delia Davidson