Snow Alert Issued, Forecasts Predict One Inch

By Jess Wisloski on January 25, 2014 9:50am 

 An inch of snow was expected on Saturday, forecasts said.
An inch of snow was expected on Saturday, forecasts said.
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NEW YORK — The city issued a snow alert Saturday as forecasts predicted flurries, snowfall and a melting that would cause dangerous roadways, according to the National Weather Service.

The city's Sanitation crews were readying salt spreaders and plows for the snow event, which expected one inch of snowfall from flurries set to begin at 11 a.m.

"Some melting of the snow pack will occur today," the National Weather Service warned. "A light coating of snow" was expected, followed by a rapid drop in temperatures, plunging the mercury into the 20s.

Icy conditions were to be expected on surfaces left untreated, the Service announced. 

Saturday's high was expected to reach 34 degrees, while Sunday would only reach 22, the NWS forecast stated.

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