NYC Weather Forecast Today: Snow on Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

New Yorkers should prepare for snow before Thanksgiving, according to the latest weather forecast.

Up to four inches of snow is projected to drop on Wednesday, accompanied by northern winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service says that the chance of precipitation is “near 100 percent,” although the weather may be so warm that the precipitation is rain, not snow.

But it will almost certainly be snow on Wednesday night, with accumulation of four to six inches projected along with temperatures in the early 30s.

“Chance of snow near 100 percent,” the service said.

“Snow is forecast to fall steadily throughout the day, making for hazardous conditions on the roads and creating the possibility of delays at the region’s airports the day before Thanksgiving,” added NBC.

“The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, making it very difficult to shovel and creating the potential for localized power outages, especially north and west of the city.”

“If possible, avoid traveling on Wednesday from the mid-Atlantic to New England. The worst weather conditions will be from early Wednesday morning to early Wednesday evening in the DC and Philadelphia area,” said meteorologist Linda Lam.

“Farther north, conditions will deteriorate mid- to late-morning in New York and Boston, and the worst of the rain and snow will continue into Wednesday night (about 8 p.m. in New York and midnight in Boston).”

Pedestrians make their way through the snow in the Manhattan borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to Philadelphia and southern New England and up to a foot in New York City, to be followed by bitter cold. An arctic air mass will plunge the eastern half of the United States into a deep freeze, with wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero, the weather service said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Pedestrians make their way through the snow in the Manhattan borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


The Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for New York City from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday, with locations also including northern Nassau County, southern Westchester County, and coastal Connecticut. 

Thanksgiving Day will be cloudy and cold with temperatures with highs around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and a slight chance of flurries.

Thursday night will have lows around 30 degrees and also a slight chance of flurries.

The good news is that Friday should be mostly sunny, although the temperature will still be cold with highs only in the mid 30s.

The temperature is expected to climb into the 40s on Saturday and the lower 50s on Sunday.

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