A complex but quick-moving low-pressure system will bring accumulating wet snowfall to the interior Wednesday changing to rain
Wednesday evening before ending.
Along the coast, any snow and wintry mix will quickly change to rain, likely keeping snow accumulations minimal. Then a period of heavy rain, gusty winds, and minor to locally moderate coastal flooding is likely Wednesday evening, before the storm departs.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Orange County in SE NY and Western Passaic in NE NJ for Wednesday and Wednesday evening.
Western Passaic and Orange County - 2 to 5”. Snow develops Wed Am, becomes moderate Wed Aft, then changing to rain Wednesday evening.
Interior portions of Lower Hudson Valley, NE NJ and S CT- 1 to 3”. Snow develops Wednesday morning and continues Wednesday afternoon then changing to rain by early evening.
NYC/NJ metro, NW LI, coastal CT – Less than 1”. Snow develops Wed AM, quickly changing to all rain Wednesday, afternoon.
Snowfall Rates: 1”/hr. possible across the interior
Snowfall Character: Wet and heavy
Rainfall/Liquid Equivalent: 1 to 2 inches likely, with the highest amounts east. Minor urban flooding and minor small stream flooding for fast-responding small rivers and streams in NE NJ, lower Hudson and SW CT.
Peak Winds: Southeast gusts of 40 to 45 mph Wed. Eve/Night along the coast, becoming west at 30 to 40 mph Thursday for the entire area.
Coastal Flooding: Widespread minor (1 to 2 ft of inundation AGL) for vulnerable LI Sound, NY/NJ harbor, tidally affected NE NJ rivers, and eastern LI bay coastal communities for the Wednesday night high tidal cycle. Locally moderate (2 to 2 1/2 ft of inundation) possible for vulnerable south shore bay communities of Queens and Nassau, and shoreline communities of coastal CT and Westchester.
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