A messy wintry mix is set to hit the Tri-state area on Friday, which could potentially make for significant travel impacts that could last most of the day.
The potential for a messy mix of ice, rain, and snow is being predicted by weather forecasters, and those north and west of the city are expected to see the worst weather. It’ll be above freezing in New York City, around 39 degrees at Friday’s high, which will affect precipitation and totals, though much of the snow left from last week’s nor’easter should melt over the next two days amid above-average high temperatures.
Apart from the probability of rain today, a cold front moves through by week’s end, which is what will trigger the anticipated mess on Friday. A winter storm watch has already been issued for New York’s Ulster County, and travel seems to be highly unlikely on Friday.
As is speculated, precipitation in all forms is expected to end late Friday afternoon into the evening. Temperatures will likely plunge below freezing by dinnertime.