7:15 AM | Major coastal storm on Saturday to bring significant snowfall to the interior Mid-Atlantic after a changeover from rain

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, chilly, low 50’s

Tonight

Becoming cloudy and quite chilly, lows in the upper 30’s

Saturday

Cloudy, windy and cold with rain developing and then mixing with and changing to a heavy, wet snow during the latter part of the afternoon and accumulations are likely; especially, to the north and west of the NYC metro region and also at higher elevation localities, potential exists for some downed tree limbs and power outages due to the weight of the wet snow; low 40’s for highs, but it’ll drop into the 30’s during the height of the storm

Sunday

Mostly sunny, still very cool, near 50

Monday

Mostly sunny, still very cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Discussion

A major coastal storm will spread a cold rain our way early Saturday and then the rain is likely to mix with and then change over to a heavy, wet snow with the snow continuing right into Saturday night. Accumulations are likely with the greatest chance of significant accumulations to the north and west of NYC and also in higher elevation localities where several inches can pile up. The weight of the heavy wet snow is liable to bring down some tree limbs possibly causing scattered power outages. This unusual late October winter storm does not mean that we’ll stay cold from here on out; in fact, we’ll head towards the upper 50’s for highs by the middle of next week. Expected snowfall accumulations: 1-3 inches in NYC; 3-6 inches in the N/W suburbs. An interesting tidbit: Central Park has never recorded an inch or more of snow in October since records started being kept in 1869.

Video

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