CENTRAL PARK — The city issued a snow alert Saturday afternoon in planning for a moderate amount of snowfall coming on Sunday, the Sanitation Department said in a release.
The forecasts predicted up to an inch of snowfall accumulating on Sunday night at a light pace, the National Weather Service reported, with light and variable winds.
The city's alert, which triggers the response of the fleet of snowplows and salt spreaders, was scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday though meteorologists predicted the first flakes to arrive after 3 p.m. The high will be 32 degrees, the Service reported.
Most of the precipitation — which was predicted as having a 60 percent chance of arriving in the metropolitan region — would fall before 3 a.m. Monday, and the early part of the week looked to remain clear, the report said.
Nightmarish commutes and flooded streets caused by the storms of early February prompted the city to put a call out for a volunteer army of shovelers last week, an appeal that it reissued on Saturday.
Volunteers, who will earn either $12 or $18 per hour, depending on how many hours they are needed to work, were asked to report to one of the 60 local Department of Sanitation garages listed and mapped on the agency's website, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to register.
The coming week was expected to be milder, forecasters said.