WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – With bright sun and clear skies, Wednesday is the calm before the storm as Westchester is bracing for a major Nor'easter to arrive overnight.
A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued by the National Weather Service from midnight until Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 a.m.
The Nor’easter, which has led to other warnings from Texas through Massachusetts, should arrive in earnest in the area sometime around 3 a.m. Thursday. The snow could be heavy at times during the morning on Thursday and produce strong, gusty winds.
The current projection for snowfall accumulation is for 10-14 inches in most of Westchester and 6-9 inches in and around New York City. Some areas north and west, mainly outside of Westchester, could see even more. Periods of snow should continue until around the early morning hours of Friday.
The heavy, wet snow combined with gusting winds could cause trees and power lines to fall and cause weak, flat roof structures to collapse. Travel conditions will be treacherous with the significant snowfall.
Periods of snow should continue until around the early morning hours of Friday.
The melting will begin early, with the outlook for Friday, Valentine’s Day, calling for sunny skies during the day and a high in the upper 30s.