STATEN ISLAND, NY — While some tri-state area residents will see snow this week, Staten Island has once again escaped the brunt of this mixed winter weather.
“For the most part, this is a rain storm,” AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said.
With that being said, expect about a half inch to an inch of rain, some wind, and the chance of some freezing precipitation all through Thursday and into Friday. Come Friday afternoon, the storm should be gone.
Kines said the wind will likely hit Staten Island on Thursday or Thursday night from the east or southeast. With rain, there is the possibility of flooding and coastal erosion.
If you’re heading north or northwest on Thursday and Friday, that’s another story. The northwestern part of New Jersey, Poughkeepsie, and the Catskills will see a confusing mix of snow and rain. Now, if you go to Albany for a business trip or to Binghamton to visit your son, you’ll see at least six inches of snow, according to Kines.
So far no severe weather alerts have been issued.
On Thursday it will be around 40 degrees and stay there all night, according to the forecast.
Friday will be a bit warmer with a forecast of 45 degrees.
The Staten Island weekend will be cold but dry, perfect for doing some holiday shopping.