Winter storm, up to 8 inches of snow forecasted for New York City
New Yorkers can expect a cold and snowy week.
An arctic blast could blanket the five boroughs with up to 8 inches of snow Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
“An arctic airmass will gradually settle into the region for much of the upcoming week,” the service advised. “This will be accentuated Tuesday through Wednesday night.”
A winter storm watch has been issued for the afternoon into late evening Tuesday. The snow is expected mostly in the afternoon, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 23 degrees with north winds up to 16 mph during the day Tuesday, but will drop to 12 degrees that night. Wind chills are expected to be minus 3 degrees Tuesday night.
The weather service predicted “widespread” below zero wind chills into Wednesday.
The Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday.
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