Snow to Hit City Again on Wednesday

By Trevor Kapp and Radhika Marya  on February 4, 2014 10:43am  | Updated on February 4, 2014 11:13am

 A man removes snow along Seventh Avenue in Midtown during a snowstorm on Feb. 3, 2014.
A man removes snow along Seventh Avenue in Midtown during a snowstorm on Feb. 3, 2014.
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MIDTOWN — Get ready for more.

Parts of the city could see up to 8 inches of snow Wednesday evening, less than 48 hours after the same amount was dumped on Central Park, according to meteorologists.

The white stuff is expected to begin falling around midnight and could last until around 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Sleet and freezing rain could also greet city residents at points throughout the day.

The city Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory for Wednesday, warning drivers to monitor weather and traffic reports and use mass transportation wherever possible. Motorists are also advised to drive slowly and keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service on hand.

Meanwhile, OEM is warning pedestrians to avoid slippery surfaces and beware of cars, especially at intersections.

Speaking at an unrelated press conference Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the snow is set to begin between "12 midnight and 2 a.m. It will change to a mix of snow and rain around 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Everything should end by late afternoon 3 p.m. to 5 p.m." on Wednesday, he said.

"We’re preparing right now," de Blasio added. "We’ll keep updating you with more info."

The mayor said the city is ready for the latest round — saying snowplows and salt spreaders are at the ready. He urged New Yorkers to stick to public transportation.

Upper Manhattan and the Bronx will likely be hit the hardest Wednesday and are expected to see anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow. Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island could get anywhere from 3 to 5 inches, according to the NWS.

The temperature is expected to hover right around the freezing mark for most of the day Wednesday, while dipping down to 25 degrees by nighttime, meteorologists said.

Con Edison warned customers to be on alert for possible downed power lines as a result of the storm, and urged them to report any they see to police. In addition, the agency urges New Yorkers who lose power during the storm to disconnect or turn off any appliances that would typically start automatically when service is restored.

The record high for Feb. 5 in the city is 70 degrees, set in 1991, while the record low of minus 6 was marked in 1918. New York City received 5.9 inches of snow on the date in 1920.

Wednesday may not be the last of it. Officials said the city could be in for yet another round of snow or rain this weekend.

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