The sixth storm of the season will hit the Tri-State today. The National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warnings until 6 a.m. Thursday.
A period of snow in the morning was accumulated up to 2-3 inches in parts of the Tri-State area. Winds of up to 15 mph are expected. Intermittent snow, sleet and rain was expected for the rest of the day before changing back to a steadier and heavier snow this evening. The bulk of the snow will exit overnight, but Thursday morning’s commute will be a messy one.
“We’re looking at these big totals, four to eight plus inches of snow,” said CBS 2HD’s meteorologist John Elliott. For this storm, the heavier accumulations will be found closer to the coast.
AccuWeather forecasters said total accumulations of 6-9 inches are expected in the city and for most adjacent suburbs, 3-6 inches are possible at the Jersey Shore, and more than 9 inches in parts of Connecticut.
News of this latest storm sent residents in New Jersey rushing for supplies. At one Home Depot in Secaucus, essentials like salt and shovels are going quick. “It’s at the point where it’s every week and you’ve got to just deal with it,” shrugged Joe DeSantis of Brewster.
Thursday will be windy with clouds breaking for some sun. A high of 38 is expected. Friday and Saturday will be mostly cloudy with periods of snow.