New York City will likely receive its first snow of the season starting early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the city early Friday morning, which says the city could be hit by anywhere between two to four inches of snow.
The snowfall is likely to begin around 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and then continue through the evening, likely petering out sometime Saturday night. The winter weather advisory however remains in effect until Sunday morning at 6 a.m. Temperatures will hover in the mid to low-30s all day, and are expected to get back up into the low-40s on Sunday.
As a result of the impending snowfall, the Port Authority has taken several precautions at its bridges, tunnels, airports, and PATH stations across the city. The Port Authority is particularly encouraging those traveling on planes and buses to check with their carriers before proceeding to their destinations.
The first accumulating snow is expected on Saturday into Saturday night. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for 1 to 3 inches across Orange County, 2 to 4 inches for Manhattan, Bronx, NE NJ, and Lower Hudson Valley, 4 to 6 inches for Queens, Brooklyn, LI and CT. pic.twitter.com/WSy4spEvl6— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) December 8, 2017
While Manhattan is expected to be hit by two to four inches of snow, Brooklyn and Queens could be pummeled by up to six inches. The city is encouraging New Yorkers to sign for its free emergency notification system to get up to date information on the weather.
While the MTA hasn’t yet made an announcement about the subway in relation to the snow, be sure to check on the MTA’s website for service updates.