A storm starting Monday night will bring heavy snow to parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, forecasters said.
Heavy snowfall will spread over parts of the Northeast starting late Monday and into Tuesday, with some areas expected to get up to two inches of snow an hour, National Weather Service forecasters said.
This is not a long lasting storm; the snow will come down quickly and in some cases pile up to a foot or more.
Even Central Park, which hasn’t been coated in a half a foot of snow or more since Jan. 29, 2022, could see the return of sledding, snowballs and snowmen by Tuesday afternoon.
Here are key things to know about the storm.
Snow is looking more likely for New York City, with the possibility of over six inches. It will start as rain in the city and will most likely transition to snow around the morning commute Tuesday.
There remains some uncertainty around when, exactly, the precipitation will change from rain to snow in the New York metro area, which would affect eventual snow totals.
The band of heaviest snow is more likely to fall over the coast of southern New England, National Weather Service forecasters in Boston said on Monday afternoon. Cities like Boston are less likely to receive a foot of snow as originally forecast.
Schools are announcing closures ahead of Tuesday’s storm. Boston Public Schools will be closed, according to the district’s website, and New York City Public Schools also announced that classes would be held remotely.
Snow is likely from the Mid-Atlantic through New England.
Early Monday, the Weather Service said its forecasters were confident that Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley would see at least six inches of snow.
The heaviest snow will fall in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York before tracking into southern New England on Tuesday, the Weather Service said.
Late Monday, the forecast was changing, with a greater likelihood that the heaviest snow could fall farther south across New York City and Long Island. Areas north and west of New York City could receive less snow than originally anticipated. However, exactly where the heaviest band might fall was still not certain.