One roller coaster is open all year, which is better than nothing. With the record-breaking daily heat that “scorched” certain areas barely a week ago, the New York area is preparing for a blast of the coldest weather it has seen to date in the 2022-23 season.
Monday morning marked the first occasion this season that Central Park saw temperatures below freezing. On Monday, the high temperature will be below 50 degrees, but the sunny weather will make it feel much warmer.
Tuesday morning will bring significantly colder temperatures, which might result in new freeze watches from the National Weather Service. By Tuesday evening’s commute, cool rain will have moved in, with some snow in the north and west. A wintry or icy mix is possible in some other areas.
Chilly rain moves in by tomorrow evening, with cold enough temperatures for some mixing and snow far north and west of the city 😲 This could cause some slippery spots late night into very early Wednesday, before temperatures quickly rebound to above freezing. #snow #winter #nyc pic.twitter.com/u0xmMmuqLY
— Storm Team 4 NY (@StormTeam4NY) November 14, 2022
The white stuff is more likely to fall in colder places and at higher elevations, but no major accumulation, or even noticeable accumulation, is forecast with this system. Up to three inches of snow may fall in the city’s far north and west by Wednesday, but the rest of the tri-state area will receive much less.
As you can see, the Big Apple isn’t in the forecast for any snowfall. There may be as much as a tenth of an inch of ice on top of the snow between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, according to a winter weather alert issued by the National Weather Service for Sullivan County, New York; Sussex County, New Jersey; and Pike County, Pennsylvania.
Walking conditions may be hazardous, and traffic conditions may increase. If you live in an area of Hudson County that isn’t currently under the advisory, you should check back later on Monday or Tuesday to see if your area has been included.
New Yorkers in Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange counties should take extra care on the roads and trains early Wednesday as a snowy mix is possible. The first few minutes may be slick. A few people in those counties really witnessed snowflakes for the first time on Sunday, although tiny ones.
There isn’t going to be much happening on Wednesday either. On the other hand, the balmy November Saturdays of the 1970s are gone for good. Future forecasts for New York City call for temperatures to remain below 50 degrees. For the time being, however, holiday travel plans appear to be on track.