The weather forecast for New York City calls for an hourly snowfall of one to two inches through sunset, and snow may continue falling tomorrow as well.
While the heaviest snow from Winter Storm Janus is falling outside of the city, the snow accumulation could reach over eight inches and up to 12 inches.
“Snowfall will begin late this morning and will continue through tonight, tapering off early Wednesday morning,” the National Weather Service said in its Winter Storm Warning. “The heaviest snowfall will occur late this afternoon into tonight.”
As of 7 p.m., 6.1 inches had fallen at Laguardia Airport; 5 inches had fallen at JFK Airport; and 7.6 inches had fallen in New York City.
The warning from the center is in effect until Wednesday morning.
Temperatures are projected to drop into the lower teens tonight, while winds are expected to reach up to 25 miles per hour with gusts of 35 miles per hour.
Snow removal could be difficult and there is already an impact on public transportation and roads, so local weather forecasters are telling people that they should try leaving work before the evening rush hour.