Source - New Yorkers will need to break out the snow boots and shovels yet again this week as a winter storm is set to dump up to 10 inches on the city Thursday — more than initially predicted, according to forecasters.
The snow will start falling early Thursday, around sunrise, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Carl Erickson.
“It will start off as snow,” Erickson told The Post. “It’s cold enough for that. It will snow heavily at times throughout the daytime hours … Then it will begin to break up a little bit and mix with sleet and freezing rain into the evening hours.”
The heaviest snow will likely fall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., he said. Six to 10 inches are predicted for the boroughs and inland suburbs, with the earlier prediction of 3 to 6 inches more likely for the Jersey Shore and out across Long Island, Erickson said.
I am being 100% serious when I say there is no worse place on earth to experience snow than in New York City. It doesn't even have to be a lot, just a few inches and everything gets shut down. Walking is impossible, street corners are flooded, and the subway becomes a soggy, wet, hell. Which is why when I was walking to work this morning I was in such a good mood...because the snow was starting to melt. It was cold but things were looking up. The puddles had receded and the sun was shining. Fast forward to approximately right now and we're right back where we started. And yes, this blog contains a lot of bitching but I don't care- I fucking hate it here. I genuinely don't understand why anyone with the option to live somewhere warm year-round wouldn't.
Here's what's expected over the next 36 hours...
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-20s early Thursday, meaning the snowfall will start off as dry and fluffy. But as temps rise into the lower 30s by the evening, the snow will become wetter, the meteorologist warned.
“The snow will begin a little earlier there by an hour or so. Already by then, the roads will be slippery and snow-covered just given how cold it’s been." However, conditions will be worse for the evening commute. “I think the evening commute will be worse because we’ll be dealing with the heavy snow throughout the day,” Erickson said.
“The roads will be snow-packed and slippery even more so than the morning. Even the Friday morning commute will pose some challenges.”
The good news is, weathermen are wrong approximately 90% of the time so the storm mayyyyy miss us, but chances are we're going to get at least a few inches. Best of luck to everyone who has to deal with it. And that's your once-yearly weather blog. Thanks for reading.