Below, storm updates will be posted on the light snow event currently affecting the area.
9:45 PM: The main snow band is starting to shift east towards eastern Long Island and eventually offshore, as the back end of the storm moves east as the low pressure, currently southeast of Long Island, continues to intensify while moving further offshore. Heavy snow will continue for a while before ending in eastern Long Island within the next hour. Isolated snow showers are still possible tonight, although for the main part should add little, if any, accumulations. Totals have exceeded initial expectations in portions of Long Island, locally as high as 3-4 inches, although these totals are isolated with more widespread totals between a dusting an 2 inches observed, which was within the forecast range.
Conditions will become dangerously cold and icy tonight into tomorrow. With an arctic air mass moving in, temperatures will rapidly drop through the 20s tonight, dropping into the mid 10s to low 20s across most of the area and the low to mid 20s in NYC. Hazardous road conditions are possible with areas of black ice expected on wet roads and surfaces. Windy conditions are expected as well, with sustained winds up to 20-25 mph, resulting in wind chills in the single digits across the area throughout the day tomorrow, dropping below zero for interior areas. Stay tuned for a more detailed update tonight on the cold, as well as the upcoming Friday snowstorm.