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Light snow is expected to begin tonight and continue until early Friday morning. An accumulation of 1-2 inches of snow is expected, with little to no ice formation, but roads could be slippery for Friday's commute.
Decreasing temperatures and increased winds are expected Friday afternoon, resulting in a nighttime low of 12 to 13 degrees, with wind chills of -5 to -10 possible. The strongest winds are expected Friday night into Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 20-30 mph, and gusts of up to 40 mph. Winds diminish Saturday afternoon, but temperatures will remain dangerously frigid.
And from the National Weather Service: LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. ALTHOUGH THE EXACT TRACK AND TIMING OF THE SYSTEM ARE STILL UNCERTAIN...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE TRI-STATE AREA.
The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning Thursday at 7 PM and will have more than 500 salt spreaders out across the five boroughs to treat arterial highways, bus routes, school streets, hilly roads, etc. In addition, DSNY will have plows on other equipment in case of any plowing needs (more than 2 inches of accumulation).
The Department of Transportation will deploy anti-icing units to each of the East River bridges and is pre-treating pedestrian overpasses and step streets.
Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended through Saturday, January 31. Parking meters remain in effect throughout the city.
New Yorkers are advised to check on their neighbors, friends, and relatives - especially the elderly and those with disabilities.
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