Occasional updates will be posted below on the rain, snow and sleet event affecting the region tonight. The next full forecast update on Sunday night’s storm will be posted on Saturday morning.
Final storm precipitation totals in NYC:
Central Park – 0.87″
LaGuardia – 0.86″
JFK Airport – 0.74″
Blog Updates: (Regional radar from the Pennsylvania State University e-Wall)
11:00 PM: Snow Outlook Lowered
Over the last few hours, the mixing line continued to gradually shift southeast, with parts of Sussex and Orange counties reporting mixing with sleet. Reports across the region primarily in Pennsylvania and New York, however, suggest that snowfall amounts are lower than initially modeled, and precipitation is quickly drying up over western Pennsylvania, which would lead to an earlier ending of the steady precipitation than previously forecast, and thus lower snow totals, with at least up to 1″ or locally higher in far NW NJ and interior SE NY.
This is the final storm update for tonight. The next update will be posted on Saturday morning.
8:30 PM: Heavy Rain North of NYC
Since the last update, widespread moderate rain spread into the area, falling heavily at times north of NYC. Colder air continues to slowly spread southeast, with locations just north of Orange and Putnam counties reporting snow and sleet. Current rain totals in NYC range from 0.33″ in JFK to 0.47″ in LaGuardia.
Temperatures will continue to slowly fall tonight as the mixing line gradually shifts southeast, with sleet expected to fall in interior NW NJ and Orange county by 11 PM, when precipitation will begin to change to snow in the aforementioned locations while gradually extending southeast from there until reaching north central NJ, the rest of SE NY and southern CT away from the coast before the storm ends. Forecast totals remain unchanged at this time.