The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of New York and New Jersey from Wednesday afternoon until late Thursday morning,
The storm could bring four to six inches of snow in some areas north and west of New York City. Other areas could see sleet and freezing rain.
Areas outside of the snow bands could see up to 3 inches of rain.
Winds will also be an issue. High wind warnings are also posted for most of the tristate region. Gusts could hit 50 miles per hour.
Dangerous travel conditions are expected Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.
Much further upstate could see more than 15 inches of snow from the storm.
Some airlines were waiving change fees for people trying to change their flights to get out of New York ahead of the storm.
Three to five inches of snow is expected in the mid-Hudson Valley after precipitation begins late Wednesday night, possibly changing to freezing rain on Thursday.
Before a Storm Hits:
- Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Know where to shelter (ie: basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc) if conditions warrant and where shelters in your area are located.
- Ensure your home is ready – Elevate items in the basement which could be flooded. Bring in outdoors items such as children’s toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.
- For weather alerts and updates click here