New York City’s first snow of the season will hit this afternoon starting around noon, and while the snow itself won’t last too long, it’s expected to bring with it a hodge-podge wintry conditions. The city’s emergency management service has issued a travel advisory for Thursday and has advised New Yorkers to be aware of slippery conditions, particularly during the evening commute.
The city is expected to receive between one to two inches of snow, which will turn into freezing rain as the evening progresses. The rain is only expected to let off sometime Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service has also issued winter weather and coastal flood advisories, and expects that the Bronx will get the most amount of snow in the city.
To prepare for the storm, the city’s emergency management system is working with the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the latter of which is preparing 695 salt spreaders that will be deployed across all five boroughs if there are more than two inches of snow.
Alternate side parking is suspended for Thursday, but parking meters will remain in effect. While the MTA hasn’t issued any updates about subway or bus service yet, expect the evening commute to be a bit chaotic.
If you’re flying out of New York, be sure to check the status of your flight before you head to the airport. All the city’s major airports—JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark—have announced that they are prepared for the storm, but advise travelers to continue monitoring their flight status depending on the weather.