Forecasters are keeping an eye on a wintry mix likely to arrive in the NYC area Friday, preceding a steep drop in temperatures that could make for icy roads and sidewalks this weekend.
Winter weather advisories have been issued for areas north and west of the city, where sleet and freezing rain is expected early Friday.
Commuters traveling north of the city in New Jersey, Connecticut or the Hudson Valley of New York are advised to be careful.
With high temperatures around 40, New York City will get mostly rain Friday morning. But the temperature will drop steadily during the afternoon; that could make for icing by nightfall and especially slick roads through most of the weekend.
Forecasters warn that anything that freezes outside is unlikely to thaw until Sunday afternoon at the earliest. That could lead to power outages and tree damage.