National Weather Service forecasters issued a thunderstorm watch for New York City.
The cold and wet winter is to blame for the spring's allergy onslaught.
It's predicted to rain for four days.
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.
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 East River was partially frozen over in Queens on Friday.
Temperatures on early Monday could sink to 1 degree, matching the low recorded in 1888 for that day.
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.
An inch or two of snow is in the forecast for Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
A snowstorm hit the city this weekend, with more on the way.
Christmas Day is expected to be a balmy 46 degrees.
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