Cold weather from a polar vortex is headed to the Tri-State area with a one in three chance of snow flurries in New York City on Friday night.
A rare and out-of-season blast of Arctic air is approaching the tri-state area and the area could see record cold, as well as some snow, in the beginning of May.
Winds will begin to pick up and temperatures will start to drop into Friday. Along with the approaching arctic air, most of the area will see freezing rain and snow is more likely north and west of New York City.
There’s about a one in three chance that a polar vortex will sprinkle flurries of snow on New York City Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Skies clear by Shabbos morning with near record lows in the 20s-30s but it will feel like the teens and 20s due to gusty winds. The opportunity to set some record-lows will come again Sunday.
THE FULL FORECAST:
Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind around 10 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind 9 to 11 mph.
Rain likely after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Rain. Low around 40. South wind 10 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunny, with a high near 61.
(Source: NBC New York)