NEW YORK CITY — Snow flurries are expected overnight Thursday, with 1 to 2 inches of possible accumulation, but meteorologists say a more impressive storm is in the works for Sunday night.
After the National Weather Service's famous miscalculation on where Tuesday's predicted blizzard would drop the most snow, meteorologists with the NWS are playing it cool as the weekend nears.
"There's another storm system that could affect us by the end of the day Sunday," said John Cristanello of the NWS. But he said it was too soon to guess how much snow or rain might fall or how much would accumulate. "This far out, it's tough to say."
When Tuesday's storm blew off its predicted course, pummeling areas north and east of the city and leaving the five boroughs relatively unscathed, meteorologists like Gary Szatkowski from Mount Holly, N.J., posted his regrets for the botched forecast on social media.
"My deepest apologies to many key decision makers and so many members of the general public."
— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) January 27, 2015
Later, Szatkowski continued his lament.
You made a lot of tough decisions expecting us to get it right, and we didn't. Once again, I'm sorry.— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) January 27, 2015
The National Weather Service reminded its Facebook followers, that despite the mix-up, being a meteorologist is tough work.
Temperatures this week are expected to remain in the high 20s and low 30s through Friday, then dip to the low 20s Saturday.