Up to 8 inches of snow coming to New York City during slushy storm this week

Fifth Avenue after a January winter storm. Credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images
Fifth Avenue after a January winter storm. Credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images

A slushy winter storm could bring as much as 8 inches of snow to New York City Wednesday night into Thursday.

The National Weather Service predicts the snow will begin to fall late Wednesday, accumulating around 4 inches inches before developing into rain midday Thursday.

The rain is expected to then change back into snow later Thursday, according to Michael Silva, a meteorologist with the weather service.

In all, between 6 and 8 inches are expected, but Silva said the nature of the day-long storm makes projections difficult.

“We’re projecting more rain and that cuts back on accumulations,” Silva said.

The weather service warned the slushy snow will make travel treacherous Thursday. A winter storm watch has been issued from late Wednesday through Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s during the storm, with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

The exact track and intensity of the storm are still uncertain, according to the weather service.

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