Storm update: 3 to 5 inches of snow expected in NYC


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A significant winter storm that will begin Wednesday afternoon and last through Friday will bring up to five inches of snow, as well as rain and strong winds to New York City.

According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS), daytime rain will turn to snow around 7 p.m. Wednesday and winds will gust as high as 39 mph.

Tomorrow the windy conditions and snow will continue, but, with a high of 39, should turn to rain during the day, and later turn back to snow as temperatures drop overnight.

The following day, winds will die down, but the rain and snow will persist until about 1 am. on Saturday.

In addition to a winter weather and wind advisory, the NWS has issued a flood warning for northern areas of Queens and Nassau County until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

There is also currently a flood advisory in effect for southern Queens until 6 p.m. and a flood watch until later tonight, according to the NWS.

 

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