NEW YORK—The snowstorm that swept the Midwest early this week is heading to New York City. New Yorkers can expect a combination of snow, rain, and winds ranging from 18 to 22 miles per hour through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
“The region has one sloppy mess on the way. The combination of wind and wet snow in some areas will lead to downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages,“ wrote Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com.
The same storm caused more than 1,000 flights to be cancelled in Chicago, the Chicago Department of Aviation told the Chicago Tribune.
A coastal flood is in effect, stretching from Maryland to Long Island, according to the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. A gale warning is in effect for Western Long Island Sound, the South Shore Bays, and New York Harbor.
“The heaviest precipitation has followed a very straight path from Chicago, where 10 or 11 inches of snow fell yesterday, to the area between Pittsburgh and Central West Virginia to Western Virginia, where 100,000 people are without power this morning because of heavy, wet snow,” said Elliot Abrams, senior vice president and chief forecaster for AccuWeather.com, in this morning’s video weather forecast.