Nor'easter Could Bring Heaviest Snowfall In Four Years To NYC

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for New York City from 2 p.m. on Wednesday until 1 p.m. on Thursday, as the city area prepares for what could be the first major snowfall in the five boroughs in years.

A powerful Nor'Easter is expected to start dumping snow along with I-95 corridor Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

The storm could bring more than a foot of snow and sleet, which is likely to knock out power throughout the Tri-State area.

As of Tuesday morning, the exact path of the storm remained uncertain, although the precipitation in our area was expected to begin around 3 p.m. Wednesday and intensify through the evening.

The worst of the storm was expected to arrive Wednesday night and early Thursday, when heavy snowfall and powerful winds could make travel especially dangerous and bring down power lines.

Widespread power outages are possible before snow tapers off Thursday afternoon.

If New York City gets all the snow that forecasters expect — about a foot — it will be the most significant snowfall in the city since January of 2016.

Areas to the north and west of the city, including the Hudson Valley as well as parts of Connecticut and norther New Jersey could see a foot-and-a-half of snow.

Coastal areas and points just south of the city are projected to get around 1 - 5 inches of snow, though coastal winds could exceed 50 mph. Coastal flooding is also a worry.

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