NEW YORK CITY — As many as 2 inches of "slushy snow" could fall on the city Saturday, forecasters said.
The "wet snow" is expected to begin falling in the rainy morning and again at night, according to the National Weather Service.
"By tomorrow night, we could see snow mixing back in as the sun sets and then turning to all snow before it all ends Saturday night," Joe Pollina of the NWS said Friday morning.
"So, people could wake up Sunday morning with a light dusting," Pollina added.
Forecasters initially said Thursday that they expected up to 3 inches of snow, but adjusted their predictions by an inch.
"But that's primarily on your earthen surfaces, not paved," NWS spokesman Tim Morrin said. "So, it's a slushy snow."
Morrin stressed that the snowy forecast is "a developing situation" and that weather experts will have a better idea of what's coming as they gather more up-to-date weather information.
Forecasters have said the city would be hit by snow twice in the past week, once last Saturday and again on Monday night. Trace amounts of snow were measured in Central Park on Sunday and Monday, Morrin said.
"So, snow did fall, but it was just too warm to measure on the ground," he said.