City airports were seeing delays and hundreds of flights were canceled because of the storm.
Light flurries could turn to a "real sloppy mess," the National Weather Service said.
The National Weather Service predicts there's more winter weather to come.
Sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s may give way to a snow storm Friday night, meteorologists said.
The city is bracing for four to six inches of snow Thursday.
The city is bracing for another storm that's set to affect the evening rush hour Tuesday.
While temperatures will remain near or above freezing, get ready for some sloppy days ahead.
February's average temperature of 24.1 degrees is the fourth coldest in recorded history.
Two surges of polar air this week will bring temperatures back down below freezing for most of the week.
The high Thursday was expected to reach just 20 degrees, with even colder temperatures expected Friday.
New Yorkers may wake up to 4 inches of snow on the ground by Sunday morning, forecasters said.
Temperatures on early Monday could sink to 1 degree, matching the low recorded in 1888 for that day.
Temperatures are expected to plunge to just 5 degrees, forecasters said.
Eight apartments evacuated onto 38th Street, where temperatures felt below zero, officials said.
The city will get some rain, but the bulk of the storm will hit to the north, forecasters said.
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