DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Thursday's snowstorm dumped more than 9 inches of snow in parts of the city by the late afternoon, forecasters said.
Measurements taken at LaGuardia Airport showed 10 inches had fallen by 4 p.m., a National Weather Service spokesman said. Central Park had 9.4 inches and John F. Kennedy Airport saw a little less with 8.3 inches.
The mayor had previously urged drivers to keep off the roads and had encouraged New Yorkers to stay indoors "because it's just too intense" at a morning press conference.
The mayor also told parents to expect that city schools would be open Friday after being closed Thursday.
The sky was expected to clear up by Thursday night, but frigid temperatures were in store for the city with overnight lows dipping into the single digits with wind chills, according to the NWS.
There was another chance of light snow for Friday, but accumulations were expected to be less than an inch.
Alternate-side parking has been canceled Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the mayor said.