Freezing temperatures and high winds are expected to carry New York City through the end of the week.
“The cold air will start to filter in the area (on Monday) afternoon,” said Tim Morrin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Overnight temperatures will dip to 19 degrees, with wind chill dropping temperatures to 10-15 degrees.
Around daybreak on Tuesday, light snow will develop, with accumulations of less than an inch. The coating, coupled with below-freezing temperatures, will lead to slippery conditions on the roads, said Morrin.
The Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, which means city employees and equipment are ready to salt and plow streets. As of Monday, alternate side parking rules were expected to be in effect on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s high is forecasted at 28 degrees. The snow will taper off in the evening, with an overnight temperature of about 22 degrees and wind chills in the teens.
Wednesday will be partly sunny, cold and blustery, with an expected high of 26 degrees and winds up to 28 mph. Wednesday night brings “dangerous” wind chills, Morrin said, with temperatures in the single digits that feel more like 10 below zero.
Thursday will be the coldest day of the workweek, with a forecasted high of 19 degrees and significantly lower wind chills.
Morrin said temperatures will rise to 30 degrees on Friday, which is still below average.