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City Expects 2 Inches of Snow to Start Falling Friday

By Ben Fractenberg | December 15, 2016 1:39pm | Updated on December 16, 2016 1:09pm
 Snow is expected to start accumulating Friday night.
Snow is expected to start accumulating Friday night.
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MIDTOWN — The city has issued a snow alert as it braces for up to two inches to hit Friday night.

The white stuff could pile up through Saturday morning, when temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s and turn the precipitation into a steady rain, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s going to be “a wet weekend,” NWS spokesman Brian Ciemnecki said.

The Department of Sanitation is preparing for the chance of snow by loading salt spreaders and having plows at the ready, according to the agency.

The city also issued a travel advisory for Saturday. Pedestrians are advised to avoid slippery surfaces and wear sturdy boots with traction. 

Drivers should go slowly and not tailgate, as it takes vehicles longer to stop on snow and ice. Use major streets and highways when possible and make sure you have your winter tires on. 

Alternate side parking will also be suspended on Saturday, officials said. 

On Sunday, highs are expected to reach the mid-50s with the rain expected to continue until the night, just in time for lows to dip back into the 20s.

Monday is looking cold again with highs in the low to mid-30s. 

You can find updated winter weather information at www.nyc.gov/severeweather or by calling 311.