A few updates will be posted on the light snow event affecting the area today. The next forecast update will be posted on Wednesday morning.
Blog Updates: (Regional radar from the Pennsylvania State University e-Wall)
7:55 PM: Heavy Snow in SW CT, Suffolk county
The southern squall has moved out of NE NJ and is currently brushing northern Nassau county, while light snow showers affected most of NYC, especially in the Bronx and Queens. This area of snow will persist longer than the squalls that affected other parts of the area, and based on reports from interior SE NY, snow totals up to at least 1 to 1.5 inch are likely mostly in the western half of Fairfield county, possibly extending into west-central Suffolk county, lasting through at least 8:30pm in SW CT and 9:15pm in Long Island before ending. Clearing skies are then expected tonight with temperatures falling into the low 20s in NYC and 10s for the rest of the area.
The 8-Day Forecast has been updated earlier today for the first time since last week, with daily updates scheduled to be resumed. The next forecast discussion will be posted tomorrow morning regarding the continued temperature swings and the cold temperatures expected to start the new year.
7:05 PM: Snow Squall Entering NYC
Since the last update, the snow squall over NE PA split, with one part heading through far northern NJ and the other remaining over interior southeast NY. Accumulations of a coating to 1/2 inch have been reported in northern NJ, with similar accumulations in southeast NY. The southern squall will continue to head ESE towards Nassau and W Suffolk counties, while the northern area of snow is headed towards southwestern Connecticut, mainly Fairfield county. While these squalls are fairly short lasting, low visibility is expected leading to hazardous road conditions.