A powerful nor Easter is expected to hit New York City starting Monday evening and lasting through Tuesday, forecasters say.
With the five boroughs under one winter storm watch from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, here’s what you need to know about the system.
How many inches of snow should we expect?
New York City should see 5 to 8 inches of snow by the end of Tuesday, with other possibilities if the system pushes further south.
“At least a half-foot of snow is likely in parts of New York City and Long Island, while areas of interior Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley could see nearly a foot of snow this evening until tomorrow afternoon,” he added. National Weather Service wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Traces of rain are also expected Monday evening before the transition to snow begins around midnight.
“Much of the precipitation arrives early Tuesday morning, becoming heavier around dawn and early afternoon,” the NWS wrote in a statement. Monday morning forecast. “Snow stops from west to east in the afternoon.”
Everything you need to know about snow removal:
The city’s emergency management office said Monday that its predict winter weather was already moving. The city also advised people to avoid traveling if possible during the storm.
“I urge New Yorkers to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary for their safety and to allow Department of Sanitation (DSNY) crews and first responders to weather the storm and to reach those who need it more quickly”, Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said in a statement.
While the city plows snow and plows roads, property owners are responsible for the sidewalks in front of buildings.
“The city does not clean or remove snow or ice from sidewalks in front of a residential or commercial property,” according to its website. “The City does not…