NYC Snow Prediction Jumps Up to 2 Inches, May Hamper Travel

By Dana Varinsky on December 8, 2013 10:41am | Updated on December 8, 2013 4:04pm

 A couple walks through the snow in Brooklyn. (Stock photo used for illustration only.)
A couple walks through the snow in Brooklyn. (Stock photo used for illustration only.)
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NEW YORK — New York City streets were expected to accumulate the season’s first snow Sunday into the evening, ending the weekend with a potential accumulation of up to two inches.

Snow was likely to start in the late afternoon, as clouds moved north from Virginia and Washington D.C, according to a National Weather Service alert, and continue through the early evening leaving little more than half an inch in the city.

Sleet was set to take over around 10 p.m., the agency said, and warned of poor visibility and likely travel delays at major airports.

Overnight precipitation included a wintry mix of rain, snow and ice, leaving the city additionally at risk of slippery roads and sidewalks, AccuWeather.com reported.

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 4 p.m. and the department was loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows to trucks and preparing tire chains for the storm.

Temperatures were expected to rise Monday, with a high of 47 degrees, and rain was forcast to greet morning commuters and continue through the day, the agency said.

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