Storm Expected To Drop Foot Of Snow on NYC

A nor’easter set to blanket the tri-state area and New England over the weekend could drop as much as a foot of snow along with fierce winds and bone-chilling temperatures.

A nor’easter set to blanket the tri-state area and New England over the weekend could drop as much as a foot of snow along with fierce winds and bone-chilling temperatures, forecasters said.

While the exact track of the storm is still forming, the nor’easter will move in late Friday and continue into Shabbos morning, bringing 6 to 12 inches of snow to New York City and surrounding suburbs. The most severe estimates a predict up to 36 inches.

New York City issued a snow alert, which takes effect Friday at 4 p.m. and continues through 7 a.m. Sunday. Pretreating of roadways begins Friday morning, with salt spreaders, brine and liquid pretreatment all part of the rollout. More than 2,000 plows will be at the ready.

In addition to the snow and wind, it will also be very cold Saturday, with a high of 22 in the city and RealFeels below zero. Lows will fall into the teens overnight, making cleanup difficult and travel challenging even after the storm passes.

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