The city will get a brief break from the cold air on Wednesday before more snow falls overnight and during the Thursday morning commute.
David Stark, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said Wednesday’s high will be near 40 degrees.
“Forty is where we should be for this time of the year; we’re not seeing anything unusually warm,” said Stark, adding most of the snow on the ground likely won’t melt.
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A front bringing a band of snow from the northwest is expected to move through New York City after midnight on Wednesday.
Up to an inch of snow could fall during the Thursday morning commute and taper off by the afternoon, Stark said.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert that starts at 10 p.m. on Wednesday to prepare equipment and crews for potential snowfall.