Forecasters said a nor’easter slated to hit Friday could dump large amounts of rain and snow across the Tri-State Area.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Shabbos afternoon for the New York City-metro area and Long Island.
In addition to heavy snow, which could accumulate between 6 and 10 inches, the storm could bring with it 25 to 35 mph winds with gusts of up to 60 mph, CBS 2′s Lonnie Quinn said. The storm could result in blizzard conditions and dangerous driving conditions.
“There is the potential for significant snow accumulation,” Quinn said.
The storm is set to begin Friday at around 5 a.m. and increase in intensity by the afternoon. By 2 p.m., the precipitation in New York City will change over to rain or a wintry mix. By 8 p.m., the precipitation will change back to snow for the city and Long Island, CBS 2′s Quinn said.
Areas north of Interstate-287 will see snow all day.
“What makes this forecast tricky is the rain-snow line will be right over New York City,” CBS 2′s Quinn said. “Which means if we pick up any morning snow, it could actually wash away.”
The snow is expected to taper off early Saturday morning.
While it has been a while since a major snowstorm hit our area, no one has forgotten how to prepare for one.
Snow shovels and snow blowers abound at the Home Depot in Hackensack, but what CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock found was people stocking up on salt to get ready for Friday’s storm.
Read more at CBS 2.