MIDTOWN — Spring is flaking out.
Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a travel advisory for Sunday as the city is expected to get at least two inches of snow — and could see as much as six inches on the first day of spring — starting in the afternoon and continuing into early Monday morning, according to meteorologists.
“[We have] a little bit of a return to winter here,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Faye Barthold.
Temperatures are only expected to hit the mid-30s Sunday afternoon, as the snow starts to fall around noon.
It will then dip down to around freezing Sunday night, when most of the snow is expected to stick, before tapering off around midnight.
We're likely to have at least a couple inches on the ground for the Monday morning commute, and drivers are advised to be a little more cautious because of potentially slick conditions, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines said.
But the snow isn't sticking around. Temperatures will gradually climb back to more spring-like weather by mid-week, with highs expected to again reach the 60s by Thursday or Friday.
“This bout of winter that we are going to get won’t last long,” Kines said. “We’ll see another taste of springtime weather coming up.”