NEW YORK CITY — As if a brutal winter weren't bad enough, the first day of spring is set to start with three inches of snow.
Forecasters are predicting the white stuff to fall Friday, continuing a winter-long trend of below average temperatures and heavy snow that put the city into a deep freeze.
Leading up to the snow Friday, temperatures will remain around 10 degrees below the normal average for this time of year, staying between the high 30s and low 40s, the National Weather Service said.
On Friday, snow is expected to begin falling around 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day until sundown, according to the NWS.
It will then become rain or a rain-snow mix into Friday night.
"Saturday looks relatively nice," NWS meteorologist Faye Barthold said, though she added the day would be "still on the cool side."