STATEN ISLAND, NY — Staten Island and the rest of the city seem willing to dodge legitimate snowfall, but rain, as we’ve seen most of Sunday, will remain in the forecast.
The storm will continue overnight into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Ryan Adamson, an AccuWeather meteorologist, told Staten Island Advance/SILive.com that all five boroughs could see snowflakes, but rain will dominate the forecast.
“We will see steady precipitation with some snowflakes mixing in as the night progresses as we see a filter of cold air,” Adamson said. “But tomorrow morning the drivers could see that the roads were wet, nothing more.”
Adamson said upstate and northeast New York City have seen snow since Sunday afternoon. It will continue for those sections until tomorrow.
“If you go outside of New York City, it will be snowy, but the city itself will be wet,” Adamson said.
TRAVEL ADVISORY ISSUED
New York City Emergency Management issued a travel advisory during Monday morning rush hour.
New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol urged New Yorkers to be careful.
“Light snowfall accumulation can cause slippery road conditions and a messy ride Monday,” Iscol said. “If you travel, consider using public transportation and allow extra travel time.”
The New York City Department of Sanitation is pre-installing salt spreaders in each community to anticipate the first flake of snow.
More safety tips from New York City emergency management:
– Allow additional travel time. New Yorkers are encouraged to use public transportation. If you must drive, drive slowly.
– Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement
– Be careful when walking on snow and ice, especially if you are an older adult.
– Prepare for a possible power outage and charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn on the refrigerator and freezer to a colder temperature.
Although Monday will start with the remnants of the storm system, the day will see sunshine and a high near 42 degrees.
Temperatures will drop to a low of around 27 degrees.
Tuesday will see sun with a maximum temperature close to 41 and a minimum of 26.
The sun will continue through Wednesday, with a high near 40 and a low around 30.
Thursday will see a mix of rain and snow before 1 pm, with temperatures in the 40s. The precipitation is 70% and will continue through Friday morning, the NWS reports.