Winter Refuses to Leave as City Braces for Yet More Snow
MIDTOWN — March came in like a lion — and the big cat's not in any hurry to leave.
Despite the official arrival of spring on March 20, New York still seems in the dead of winter — with yet another two inches of snow forecast for Tuesday.
The city could get hit Tuesday evening as a coastal storm sweeps into the northeast, according to the National Weather Service.
Some spotty snow should develop in the city during the afternoon, with heavier batches coming on during the evening.
The Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning around noon Tuesday and will prepare its salt spreaders and plows as needed, officials said.
The temperature for the day is expected to peak at just 36 degrees, about 17 below the March 25 norm, according to the service.
Temperatures Monday are also expected to top out at just 31 degrees, 21 below average.
Tuesday’s snow could challenge the March 25 record in Central Park of 2.3 inches, set in 1872.