A one-two punch of snow, rain and ice is taking aim at Harlem with the first hit set to come Thursday night into Friday morning, forecasters said. A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Friday morning.
A second storm is due Sunday and has all the “ingredients” to be a big one, AccuWeather.com reported Thursday. It could bring strong winds and heavy rain as well as snow, the forecasters said.
Rain Thursday night is expected to turn to snow by 4 a.m. Friday, with less than an inch predicted to fall before it stops by 9 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures won’t get above freezing and will dip to 15 degrees, the service said.
The hazardous weather outlook was issued by the NWS Thursday evening. Forecasters warned the conditions could make travel risky during the morning commute.
Then, on Sunday, snow is likely before 1 p.m., probably changing to rain in the afternoon and into the night.
“The ingredients are there for a big storm, but there is some competition with other, lesser storms on the map due to the busy weather pattern,” AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said.
AccuWeather’s long-term forecast warns that February is going to be a tough month with a lot of snow and some freezing cold temperatures. On Friday, Staten Island Zoos furry forecaster Chuck will give his expert opinion on Groundhog Day.
Here’s the forecast for the next few days, courtesy of the National Weather Service:
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Rain likely before 4am, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
A 30 percent chance of snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 25 by 5pm. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 9 to 11 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Snow likely before 1pm, then rain. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Rain. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
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