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WINTER'S COMING: First round of snow hits Sunday before bigger system Monday

February 10, 2019 - 6:10 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two rounds of snow are headed to the Tri-State and could make for tricky commutes on Monday and Tuesday.

The city’s Department of Sanitation issued a Snow Alert that started at 6 p.m. Sunday, and the city issued a Code Blue so the Department of Homeless Services and NYPD can alert people who need shelter.

The snow arrives in the late evening Sunday before tapering off overnight, AccuWeather says.

There won't be much accumulation in the city during the first round of snow, with a coating to an inch expected. But AccuWeather says lows in the high 20s could make for slippery roads Monday morning.

Snow Sunday

The real snow threat is during the second system late Monday night into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather. 

By Tuesday morning, 1 to 3 inches may fall in the city and 3 to 6 inches may fall in the northern and western suburbs, AccuWeather says.

Snow Monday

The snow and sleet will change to rain near the coast by Tuesday afternoon and evening, but a prolonged period of ice is possible across New Jersey and the Hudson Valley, according to AccuWeather.

It won't be too cold in the city, with highs near 40 degrees on Monday and near 35 on Tuesday.