Spring May Start With Snow in New York Region
New Yorkers may be clamoring for spring, but the city could still get one more gust of winter.
Several inches of snow are expected to fall on Sunday and early Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast could change slightly over the weekend, but an update on Friday afternoon predicted three to four inches of snow in the city.
“We’re still expecting snow in the morning to afternoon on Sunday and to continue to early Monday morning,” said Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist for the Weather Service.
After several days of warmer weather in recent weeks, the timing for the snowstorm could make residents wince. Sunday is the vernal equinox, the official start of spring.
But snow at this time of the year is not out of the ordinary. Last year, snow threatened the region just as spring arrived.
“We can’t rule out snow really until mid-April in this area,” Ms. Buccola said.
The temperature hovered around 55 degrees on Friday in Central Park. It was expected to drop over the weekend to a low of around 30 degrees on Sunday, according to the Weather Service.
On Sunday and early Monday, the suburbs could get more snow than the city, with four to six inches forecast in Montauk on Long Island and in Norwich, Conn. About three to four inches of snow were forecast for Newark.
Quite a lot of snow has arrived during this time of year in the past, Ms. Buccola said. The record for the largest snowfall in New York City in March, she said, was set on March 12, 1888, when 16.5 inches fell.