Though New York City enjoyed some spring-like weather on Thursday, it’s back to winter with snow in the forecast for this coming weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for New York City, with forecasters saying that the city could up to eight inches of snow on Saturday.
Temperatures on Thursday reached higher than 50 degrees, and that spring-like weather will last on Friday, when temperatures are expected to hit up to 55 degrees and some rain could come down in the afternoon, as well.
Winter Storm Watch Issued for Much of the Tri-State Area Saturday Night pic.twitter.com/3Ig1goDl0Q
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 16, 2018
But Friday night, temps will drop to a frigid 26 degrees, forecasters say, and they’ll hover in the 30s throughout the weekend.
The snow is expected to start Saturday evening, dropping four to eight inches throughout the night. The exact amount, though, will depend on how warm or cold the incoming air is.
Snow possible late Sat night. Official forecast is for 1″- 5″ across the forecast area, However, if a colder solution looks more reasonable, up to 7″ is possible for parts of the area. Alternatively, if a warmer solution looks reasonable, then little, if any snow will fall. pic.twitter.com/CDnzYl4y2Q
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 15, 2018
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek reported that of the major cities in the coastal Northeast, New York is behind Boston for the best chance of “moderate snowfall on the order of 3 to 6 inches.”
But “the vast amount of paved surfaces and marginal temperatures may cut down on the accumulation somewhat in Manhattan,” he added.
This wintry weather won’t last too long, though. The snow will mostly fall between 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the weather service.
Then, throughout the day on Sunday, it’ll get sunnier as temperatures reach a high near 46 degrees, and things will keep warming up slightly from there.
If you have Monday off for President’s Day, you could be enjoying higher temps, reaching up to 50 degrees.
More rain could come on Monday, though, with forecasters giving a 40 percent chance of precipitation for the afternoon.
Temps on Tuesday and Wednesday will be even more like spring, with a high near 60 degrees.