NYC: Winter Storm To Bring Snow & Rain Saturday Into Sunday
By: B911 (Breaking911 Newsroom)
December 13, 2013 | 7:19 AM
Per consult with the National Weather Service:
Cold temperatures will continue today and tonight with wind chills tonight dropping to the lower teens. A coastal storm will move over the City starting on Saturday morning bringing 3-5 inches of snow across the city before changing to rain Saturday night. Rain will taper off overnight Saturday into Sunday with a linger shower possible Sunday morning.
Timing and Precipitation
Light snow will move into the area on Saturday morning bringing 1-2 inches of snow before sunset. A total of 3-5 inches of snow is expected to fall across the city before changing over to rain after 7 PM. Locally higher amounts of snow are possible, particularly in northern areas of the city. There is a 20% chance of a 6 inch snowfall.
The changeover from snow to rain is expected to be between 7 PM and 10 PM. Rainfall totals of 1/3 to 1/2 inch of rain are expected overnight before rain tapers off on Sunday morning. Rainfall combined with melted snow is not expected to cause flooding.
Today: 30/23 with wind chills overnight dropping into the lower teens
Winds on Saturday will be out of the east northeast 10-15 MPH increasing in the evening to 15-20 MPH with gusts of 25 MPH. Winds overnight Saturday into Sunday will decrease to 10-15 MPH before increasing on Sunday to 15-20 MPH with gusts of 25 MPH possible.
There is a potential for minor coastal flooding during periods of high tide, particularly in the western Long Island Sound.