City girds for return of winter temperatures
After a weekend of sunshine and mild weather, forecasters predict New Yorkers should bring keep their winter gear handy this week.
While city agencies announced preparations for snow on Monday morning, the National Weather Service doesn’t expect any long-lasting snow events like those that pummeled the city in recent weeks.
“We’re not forecasting anything significant,” weather service meteorologist David Stark said on Sunday, adding the city will likely see less than an inch of snow.
Regardless, Stark cautioned the most immediate concern was the drop in temperatures over the next few days.
The winter temperatures makes their comeback on Monday, when forecast indicates a return to high 30s. Another dip as low as 27 degrees and potential snowfall are predicted for Tuesday through early Wednesday.
“It’s a very quick-moving system,” Stark added, still expecting mostly clear skies through Friday as the below-freezing temperatures continue on Thursday and Friday.
Even as predictions foresee little precipitation this week, the city is already preparing for Monday night’s potential snowfall — however light it turns out to be.
The Sanitation Department said on Sunday that it stands ready with salt spreaders and snow plows as the cold front approaches.
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