The weekend snowstorm ❄️
The weekend is fast approaching and you know what that means: the long-awaited first snowstorm of the season will soon be upon us!
It won’t be the biggest storm we’ve ever seen, but it will be a decent dump. What’s a decent dump in inches? Read on 😁
It will also be an event for the night owls and early risers: the worst of the storm will occur from Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Here’s what you need to know:
What? Snow, heavy at times. Gusty winds on Saturday night may lead to some blowing snow.
When? Starting between 5:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday, from south to north. Tapering to flurries by Sunday afternoon.
How much? 4-8 inches. Snow rates may reach an inch per hour on Saturday night. The snow will have a wetter consistency, making it good for snowman making but a bit strenuous to shovel.
Impacts? Roads will quickly become snow-covered and slippery on Saturday evening, remaining that way into Sunday morning. Road conditions will gradually improve toward midday Sunday as snow rates ease, allowing for snow cleanup on Sunday afternoon. Sub-freezing temperatures and flurries on Sunday evening and night will contribute to lingering slick spots. New York City will be very close to the rain/snow line. With temperatures in the mid 30s there, impacts look to be minor, but the weather will likely be considerably snowier just north of the city.
With enough time for snow cleanup on Sunday afternoon, normal school days are favored for Monday, January 8th, but two hour delays cannot entirely be ruled out at this point.
If there are any notable changes in the forecast before Saturday night, I will send an update. If not, have fun in the first storm! Make a snowman ☃️
Premium subscribers will find an update on the next storm (next Tuesday, January 9th) below…