A look at 3 New York forecasts as a snowstorm approaches

STATEN ISLAND, NY – After a failed snow forecast on Monday, three days later, it looks like the Staten Islanders could experience the first winter storm of the season Thursday night through Friday.

Here’s how three weather agencies predict the storm will impact the New York City area:


The National Weather Service forecasts total snowfall of three to five inches for the New York metro area. The storm is expected to cross the borough from Thursday evening until Friday noon.

Up to one inch per hour is possible for rounding. There is also the possibility of icy road conditions with temperatures reaching the freezing point.

There is about a 28% chance the island will know more than six inches, the agency said in its morning probabilistic forecast.


A winter storm is expected to drop 3-6 inches of snow over most of New Jersey from late Thursday night to early Friday morning. This is the last forecast map from AccuWeather, updated early Thursday afternoon.Accuweather

Forecasters say the rapid storm could drop three and six inches of snow across the New York City area.

Snowfall is expected to start between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. as the system moves through the area, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Paul Walker told Advance / SILive.com, some of the heaviest precipitation is producing early in the morning.

Winds could be blowing in the high 30mph range. Temperatures will likely hover around the freezing point with a high of 35 degrees.


Forecasters are forecasting snow accumulations of three to five inches for the New York City area beginning after 1 a.m.

They also warned of dangerous road conditions that could impact the morning commute on Friday.

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