NYC set for first snow of the season Monday

The weather outside is about to get frightful.

The Big Apple is set to see its first snow of the season Monday, with forecasters predicting an inch-thick coating amid temps as low as 24 degrees.

The wintry weather is expected to hit around 10 a.m., creating icy conditions for commuters headed back to work after the holiday break, according to AccuWeather.

The flurries will likely stop falling by 3 p.m., forecasters said.

Speaking at a salt shed at Hudson Square in Manhattan on Sunday night, Mayor Eric Adams said city crews were prepared to deal with the foul weather. 

“We are ready to meet the storm head-on,” he said. “This is where we are as a city. This city is prepared because of the professionals who are here.”

A woman carries an umbrella as she walks through the snow.
The snow is expected to hit around 10 a.m.

Adams said sanitation crews were already salting city streets in anticipation of the coming snow but warned commuters to still use caution, particularly if they have to get behind the wheel.

“We are going to see ourselves through the storm, no matter what those storms are,” he said.

Pedestrians navigate the snow, ice and puddles.
The wintry weather will create icy conditions for commuters headed back to work.

The high temperature for Monday is not expected to get above freezing, hitting around 31 degrees, while the predicted low of 24 should come at night.

“Cold and snow are both in the forecast — so major changes coming our way,” NBC 4 forecaster Raphael Miranda said Sunday. “Travel could be significantly impacted.”

Areas south and east of the city are expected to bear the brunt of the storm, with residents in parts of Ocean County, NJ, hit the hardest.

A man spreads salt on a sidewalk.
Forecasters say the snow will likely melt by Tuesday as temperatures rise to a high of 38 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Garden State, with some parts of Jersey potentially getting 4 to 6 inches of snow during the day. 

Ocean County could get snowfall of up to an inch per hour at some points in the day, according to NBC.

In the Big Apple, forecasters say the snow will likely melt by Tuesday as temperatures rise to a high of 38 degrees with partial sunshine.

It also is set to come after a mild weekend, when temps were in the 50s.

Per: NYP

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