Snow, rain expected Thursday, freeze watch issued ahead of storm

November 13, 2018 - 5:41 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A storm will hit the Northeast beginning Thursday and lasting until Friday, that will bring with it snow and rain. 

Along the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Boston, the bulk of this storm will be in the form of rain. However, AccuWeather meteorologists anticipate a wintry mix at the onset of the storm. 

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy and breezy in New York, with Wednesday forecast to be partly sunny, windy and colder with a high of 40 degrees. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from 12 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

On Thursday, the New York City area will experience snow and rain up to one inch. Friday will be mostly cloudy with morning rain.

Not only may there be the first snowflakes of the season for much of I-95 swath, but there is also the potential for the first accumulation and slippery travel event of the autumn. A coating to an inch or two of snow, slush and some ice may occur with the greatest amounts in the northern and western suburbs.

"Since it may precipitate hard at the onset, when temperatures are near or below freezing in the I-95 zone from Washington, D.C. on up, there can be a quick accumulation that makes some roads slippery," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.