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Greater New York area expecting more snow

San Francisco travelers might be looking to escape the wet weather here but if they decide to go to the East Coast, it would be best to pack snow boots, if not shovels.

Snow to hit Greater New York area
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That's because anyone heading to Greater New York is in for a winter storm.

According to WSJ:

"A large area of high pressure over the upper Mississippi Valley continues to build east, moving across the mid-Atlantic states on Wednesday. This will result in a mostly sunny day, with high temperatures again about 10 degrees below normal, reaching only into the middle 20s."

Then on Wednesday, a classic winter storm will be what the forecast offers. The winter nor’easter will arrive about midnight, and it will spread snow from south to north.

It's the same storm system that will see snow falling heavily in the southeastern United States and that snow will continue to fall from Tuesday into Wednesday.

In fact, the whole of the tri-state area, from Wednesday through Thursday of this week, will see a Winter Storm Watch in effect.

There are two possibilities of where it will travel next:

If it follows the coast, there will be more rain than snow but if it goes inland, there will be more snow than rain.

In any case, the Thursday morning commute in Greater New York will see a lot of wet snow on the sidewalks. One round of it will come in the morning while the other will arrive later in the day.

Regardless of the path the system takes north, Greater New York will find several inches of heavy, wet snow on the ground in time for Thursday morning’s commute. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the early morning, with another round of significant snow later in the day.

There could be as much as 8 inches of the white stuff, says the Wall Street Journal.

Be wise and expect difficult travel conditions, and, if you are flying in or out of the area, check with your airline for delays or cancellations. Expect the storm and its aftermath to cause hazardous conditions all the way through Friday morning.

Here is Wednesday’s Greater New York weather forecast roundup:
· WSJ Headquarters in Manhattan:
· Actual High: 26; RealFeel High: 28
· Actual Low: 24; RealFeel Low: 15
· Weather: Partly sunny and cold
· Brooklyn: 27/23
· Queens: 27/23
· Bronx: 26/24
· Staten Island: 27/24
· Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: 26/16
· Trenton, N.J.: 27/23
· Islip, Long Island: 26/25
· New Haven, Conn.: 26/23

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Source: Wall Street Journal online

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