11:30 AM: Heavy Snow/Ice Inland, Thunderstorms Near NYC
The area of precipitation currently moving through the area is producing a wide variety of impacts depending on location; most locations in NW NJ and interior SE NY started with freezing rain, but with a small pocket of sub-freezing mid level temperatures aloft leading to a burst of heavy snow over parts of Orange county in SE NY. These locations may receive up to a quick 1/2 inch of snow. Meanwhile, freezing rain continues over NW NJ but will soon transition to rain as temperatures warm to near or slightly above freezing. Additionally, the last few frames of the radar have detected increasing reflectivity values over NE NJ and NYC, with reports of heavy thunderstorms developing in northern NJ to continue into NYC, far SE NY and possibly southwest CT. Moderate to heavy precipitation will continue over the next 1-2 hours before ending near & west of NYC while moving into CT, with mostly plain rain expected as temperatures climb above freezing.