Sanitation Department issues snow alert for Friday morning

Posted March 10, 2017

- As much as five inches of snow is possible for the New York City area on Friday as a cold front makes its way into the region late Thursday.

Friday night: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 3 a.m., then a chance of rain between 3am and 4am, then a chance of snow and sleet after 4 a.m.

Sunday afternoon's highs should reach the 40s, so snow may become a memory by then, except far eastern and northern areas where larger amounts may fall. There could be hazardous or slippery travel due to snow, temperatures around freezing, and visibility up to half a mile at times.

The weather service continued to say that the line of USA 64 will likely be a dividing line between all or mostly rain to the south and a rain-snow mix to the north.

Expect bitterly cold temperatures lasting into next week.

Friday: Cloudy with a period of snow between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. The main threat with these storms will be the potential for large hail, according to the National Weather Service. Ice accumulations look to be a-tenth of an inch or less, while snow accumulations up to an inch could occur. Forecasters say there could be several inches of snow.

Temperatures are expected to drop more than 30 degrees from Thursday to Friday with snow possibility arriving overnight Friday into Saturday. "But it's a pretty good bet we'll see some snow Friday night into Saturday". Windy, with a west wind 30 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.

Saturday may be chillier, with a predicted high of 60 and low of 39 and up to a 70 percent chance of rain.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 18, according to the weather service.