According to the latest National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, a low-pressure system will bring a wintry mix to the city on Wednesday. Light to moderate snow moves into the area Wednesday afternoon, then transitions to a wintry mix of snow and sleet Wednesday evening. A trace of freezing rain is also possible. The heaviest period of snowfall is expected during the Wednesday evening commute, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The wintry mix is forecast to change over to rain late Wednesday night, and will taper off Thursday morning. The precipitation will end by noon Thursday. A total of 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation is in the forecast, with locally higher amounts of 4 to 5 inches possible. A light glaze of ice is also possible.
New York City Emergency Management advises New Yorkers to use public transportation wherever possible on Wednesday. If you must drive, allow for extra travel time, expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and exercise caution.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9 a.m.
For tips on how to prepare for winter weather, visit the Plan for Hazards: Winter Weather page. For tips on how to stay healthy and safe this winter season, visit the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips page.
For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.
Use the snow vehicle tracker to track the progress of City plows, and to find your roadway's snow removal category.