Snow may slam city Saturday night, Sunday

January 08, 2019 - 5:23 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Yorkers may have the opportunity to roll around in the white stuff this weekend: The city may be part of the northern edge of a storm expected to slam the mid-Atlantic.

Snow is possible for the city and surrounding suburbs Saturday night and Sunday, according to AccuWeather.

As the storm from the Midwest moves across the Appalachians, it is expected to weaken. However, a secondary storm is forecast to develop near the North Carolina coast and take over as the main storm on Sunday.

"How quickly this transfer takes place and exactly how far north the secondary storm forms will determine how far north heavy snow is able to spread over the Northeast," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

Only if the storm strengthens dramatically along the coast and turns northward would heavy snow spread over areas from northern Virginia to Massachusetts.

This does not mean that absolutely no snow will fall. There is still the potential for accumulating snow and slippery conditions in the New York City area.