Spring Makes Tri-State Debut With Light Snowfall


nycsnowSpring officially arrived at 7:44 a.m. this morning, but you wouldn’t know it in the tri-state area. As winter departs for good, it’s making a final stand with a light snowfall across the region. A cold front that moved into the area late Wednesday night is taking one more shot at us to end the work week. “Yeah, believe it or not, some snow is falling in parts of the area…it’s still warm enough that nothing will stick,” says CBS 2 HD Meteorologist John Elliot. “Conditions will just be wet, but there will be a problem with visibility for most of the area.”

The same system that took us from the 60s one day down to the 40s the next will force temperatures down into the 30s in New York City through the Friday commute. The temperatures will be up to 10 degrees colder in points north and west.

“Look,” said Elliot, “I know the snow and the colder than usual temps aren’t exactly pleasant, but the irony of it all makes it somewhat enjoyable.”

Elliot warns viewers who may be outdoors this evening to bundle up, as wind chills in the 20s will make for very cold conditions.

The National Weather Service said scattered snow showers could continue at least through mid-morning.

“Temperatures for spring’s arrival will run about 5 degrees below normal” said CBS 2 HD meteorologist Mike Latella.

However, Latella was quick to point out that the mini-blast will be short-lived.

“The good news is temperatures will warm into the 50s with lots of sunshine for the first weekend of spring,” Latella said.

It will turn a bit cooler in heading into next week. Look for highs only in the upper 40s on Monday.

The good news is much of next week will be dry. Highs Tuesday will return to seasonable levels, reaching the low 50s. On Wednesday expect mid 50s with extra clouds.

“Our next chance of rain isn’t until next Thursday, but temperatures by then will be heading up to near 60 degrees,” Latella said.

NYC Forecast:

Friday: High 47, Low 31
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Shabbos: High 50, Low 32
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Sunday: High 56, Low 34
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

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