New Winter Storm Slams NYC Day After Super Bowl

9:47 AM, Feb 3, 2014   |    comments
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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 day's end.

As heavy rain changed to wet, heavy snow, forecasters expected as much as 2 inches per hour until mid-afternoon.

Winter 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.

While 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 delays.

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.

The 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.

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