'Bomb Cyclone' Possible Friday Into Saturday For NYC, Long Island

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With up to a foot of snow possible, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Friday evening through Saturday evening for New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Fairfield and Hudson counties.

Meteorologists this week have been tracking a developing nor'easter, which is expected to arrive in the region by the weekend, bringing possible heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding.

Even just 36 hours before snow is expected to begin falling, the NWS emphasized that there remains a "greater than usual forecast uncertainty with the track of this storm, and the axis of heaviest snowfall may shift in subsequent forecast updates."

The storm system is expected to arrive Friday night and pick up steam into Saturday, turning into a powerful "bomb cyclone." Questions remain around which towns will get the worst of the storm.

Recent models suggest the storm is shifting east, which could mean lower snow accumulation in New Jersey and NYC and more snow for Long Island and coastal New England.

The city, in particular, is believed to be on the edge of moderate to heavy snowfall, with between 3 - 8 inches possible, depending on the path the storm takes.

As of Thursday morning, forecasters said there's a 60 percent chance of snow falling Friday night, with 1 - 3 inches possible. Wind gusts could reach 45 mph in some areas.

Saturday will likely be snowy and windy for most of the Tri-State area with highs around 22 degrees.

The sun will come out again on Sunday, though the cold temperatures will remain with highs around 29.

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