MIDTOWN — The city is still bracing for up to 4 inches of snow Friday as a wintry mix of rain and flurries is expected to give way entirely to snow by mid-morning, forecasters said.
Flakes began falling around 7 a.m., but the temperature remained just above the freezing mark, making if difficult to accumulate, the National Weather Service said.
But the temperature was expected to dip below 32 degrees by 9:30 a.m., and the worst of the weather will then roll in, the NWS said.
“The snow is in for good now for the entirety of the event,” NWS spokesman Tim Morrin said. “We expect steady snow for the rest of the morning.”
About 3 to 4 inches should blanket Central Park by about 2 p.m. before the system finally moves out, forecasters said.
The high is expected to be in just the teens Friday night.
Temperatures should hover around the freezing mark both Saturday and Sunday, but a potentially vicious coastal storm could sock the city Monday night into early Tuesday.
“The signals are there and are actually starting to strengthen,” Morrin said.
“It could warm up and be a rain event. There are other signals that suggest all snow. There’s potential for a significant coastal storm, which would indeed produce a significant amount of snow.”