8:05 PM: Moderate Snow Entering LI/CT
As of 8pm, the moderate snow has shifted east into Long Island and CT, while light snow continues from NYC and further west but is gradually decreasing in intensity. Snow totals across the area so far are generally between 1/2 and 1 inch, with higher totals mostly near and west/south of NYC so far, with reports of over 2 inches south of central NJ. Snow will continue over the next two hours over Long Island and CT before gradually ending, with snow totals of at least 1 to 2 inches expected across the area.
Behind the snow tonight, cold temperatures will return for Monday and Tuesday, with highs generally in the mid-upper 20s on Monday and low-mid 20s on Tuesday; with the aid of snow cover in place, very cold temperatures are expected overnight in the single digits away from NYC and the immediate coast.
The next update will be posted early on Monday morning.
6:00 PM: Light-Locally Moderate Snow Overhead
Over the last 1.5 hours, light to locally moderate snow developed across the area as a fast moving, moisture starved system is quickly moving through the region. The heaviest snow totals were found west of the higher elevations in central PA, and currently over southeast PA where a locally heavy snow band is present. As of 7:40pm (Updated), accumulations have exceeded the outlook over southern NJ and SE PA with over 2 inches of snow; the highest total will remain south of the area, although at least 1-2 inches of snow are expected for most of the NYC area this evening. Snow rates will generally be light but may be moderate at times, leading to periods of lower visibility. Snow will continue through at least 8-10pm before ending.
The next forecast update will be posted early on Monday morning, focusing on the upcoming storm on Thursday with a look ahead through the rest of February and into March.