Officials Urge Caution As Tri-State Area Is Socked With Snow, Bitter Cold


blizzard-snowNew York – City and state officials urged caution as a new round of blowing snow hit the area with more dangerously cold temperatures to follow.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for New York City, northeast New Jersey, southern Westchester and Nassau counties.

A blizzard warning is in effect for eastern Suffolk County and parts of Connecticut from 6 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday.

As CBS2 Meteorologist and Weather Producer Mark McIntyre explained, the blizzard warning was not issued because huge, heaping snow totals are expected – they are not. The reason for the warning is that gusts of 55 to 60 mph will blow the snow around to the point of severely reduced visibilities.

Snow totals most of the city and surrounding area are expected to top out at 3 to 6 inches, with more like 1 to 3 inches in Brooklyn, Staten Island and areas to the south, and 6 inches or more on far eastern Long Island.

Read more at CBS LOCAL.