New York City Public Schools Closed Thursday Due to Winter Storm Grayson

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As a result of the updated winter storm forecast, Mayor Bill de Blasio has cancelled schools Thursday in NYC.

As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, New York City and western Long Island were expecting 4 - 8 inches of snow over the duration of the storm Thursday.

Wind gusts could be between 40 - 50 mph. Winds are expected to pick up overnight with snow moving in before dawn, according to WOR's Weather Channel Meteorologist Mark Thibodeau

The most intense part of the storm in New York City will occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Alternate-side parking is suspended in the city Thursday and Friday, though meter rules remain in effect.

Winds will pick up overnight with snow moving in during the pre-dawn hours. The most intense part of the storm will occur in NYC from around 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

All snow should end by midnight.

Central and eastern Long Island, along with southern Connecticut (including Fairfield County), will get the brunt of the storm, with 6 - 10 inches total snowfall and winds gusting as high as 50-60 mph.  

For New Jersey, east of route I-78, it’ll be like New York City, with about 4 - 8 inches. West of I-78 in New Jersey, The Weather Channel expects about 2 - 4 inches of snow. 

Central and southern New Jersey could get between 5 - 7 inches of snow.

For the Jersey Shore, the prediction is for about 6 - 10 inches of snow with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

New York City and western Long Island are under a Winter Storm Watch from 1 a.m. Thursday until Midnight Thursday. 

Long Island and the Jersey Shore are under a Winter Storm Warning for the same period.

ADVISORIES:

  • NYC, the surrounding boroughs, and western Long Island are under a Winter Storm WARNING from Wednesday through Thursday night.
  • Central and Eastern Long Island is under a BLIZZARD WARNING from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday night. 
  • Central and southern New Jersey (outside of the Jersey Shore) are under a Winter Storm WARNING from Wednesday through Thursday night. 
  • The Jersey Shore is under a BLIZZARD WARNING from Wednesday through Thursday night. 
  • The rest of New Jersey is under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from Wednesday through Thursday night. 
  • The entire state of Connecticut is under a WINTER STORM WARNING from Wednesday through Thursday night.

Additionally, the storm could still shift east or west, which would result in different conditions.

Thibodeau added that he believes this storm will be remembered more for wind than for snow accumulation.


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