After a brief. warm-weather break, Old Man Winter stormed back into
the New York city area Monday with heavy snow for the morning commute
and a forecast of 10 inches of snow in parts of the tri-state area by
As heavy rain changed to wet, heavy snow, forecasters expected as much as 2 inches per hour until mid-afternoon.
storm warnings were issued for New York City, Long Island and most of
New Jersey until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service cautioned
residents against traveling except in an emergency.
New York's Department of Sanitation also issued a snow alert and residents faced the prospects of downed power lines.
the storm held back until after the end of Super Bowl XLVIII in New
Jersey, many out-of-towners could still get hit in the form of flight
Travel will also become increasingly difficult along the
I-95 corridor from southern New England to New York City, Philadelphia
and Washington, D.C., as heavy snow accumulates. Snow and ice could also
bring treacherous driving for motorists on some stretches of
Interstates from West Virginia to southern New England.
The NWS said the storm could dump as much as 10 inches of snow in Ohio and 1 to 3 inches in the Boston area.
winter storm is expected to move out late Monday, but New York City
will only get a temporary reprieve, as another winter storm is forecast
to move into the area Wednesday and another chance of snow on Saturday.