Snow may hit city Thursday, Saturday, along with icy mix of rain, sleet

January 16, 2019 - 6:10 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – New Yorkers, brace yourselves for two storms heading our way this week. 

First, there will be a weak winter storm that will hit the tri-state area Thursday night. Then, a stronger storm will hit into the region on Saturday. 

On Thursday night, New York City and most of its suburbs will experience an icy mix of sleet, rain and in some areas, snow. In the city, and north and west of the city, expect accumulation from 1 to 3 inches. Long Island will experience a coating to an inch of snow. According to Accuweather, a wintry mix with slippery spots on the roads is likely around New York City.

The low for Thursday is 29 degrees, the high is 33 degrees.

The storm coming this weekend has the potential to put down close to a foot of snow over a long swath in the Midwest and Northeast with the worst conditions likely from I-80 on north, but perhaps as far south as portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

This warm surge is likely to bring rain or a wintry mix at the height of the storm in New York City. A few inches of snow are expected in the city before it changes over to rain.

Snow, ice and rain will hit the area Saturday night and continue into Sunday morning. New models Wednesday morning have the storm track moving further south, bringing the rain-snow line closer to the city. 

The high on Saturday is 36 degrees, the low is 31 degrees.

On Sunday, expect it to be cloudy with periods of rain changing to snow. The high Sunday will be 46 degrees; the temperature will then drop significantly to 11 degrees.

The rapid freeze Sunday night would ice over anything wet, creating hazardous conditions for the Monday morning commute.