Update, Dec. 26, 5:05 p.m., according to the National Weather Service:
Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 20. Wind chill values as low as zero. Very windy, with a north wind 30 to 33 mph increasing to between 38 and 41 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.
Monday: Snow and areas of blowing snow before 7am, then widespread blowing snow and a slight chance of snow between 7am and 10am, then widespread blowing snow after 10am. High near 30. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a northwest wind between 37 and 39 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Here's some other things to keep in mind:
- The New York City Department of Transportation and the Department of Sanitation today announced the suspension of Alternate Side Parking regulations Citywide for Monday, December 27 to facilitate snow removal. Parking meters will still remain in effect throughout the City.
- Try to park your car on the left-hand side of the street, if able, to make snow removal easier for plows.
- If planning to fly tonight or tomorrow, check with your airline. Most flights out of New York City have been cancelled.
- Amtrak has canceling train service between Boston and New York City today.
- There are currently delays on the 1/2/3, 4/5/6, A/C/E, and N/Q/R trains. There are delays on all LIRR trains. There are also delays on Brooklyn buses. Check mta.info for updated info.
- All NJ Transit buses have been suspended tonight and tomorrow, December 27.
- If you are elderly or disabled, or know someone who cannot clear snow from their door, please call 311.
The first flakes have already been falling in Prospect Heights, but predictions say there is a lot more ahead.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the area now through 6:00 p.m. Monday. The forecast calls for 11-16 inches of snow across parts of northeastern New Jersey, New York City, southeastern Connecticut and Long Island.
Snowfall is expected to be heavy, with strong winds and a possibility of thunder, snowdrifts and zero visibility at times, according to the NWS.
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