A total of between a 1 inch to as much as 2 inches of accumulation is now likely north of I-287 and the Merritt Parkway, with higher amounts farther west, the National Weather Service predicted early Thursday morning. (See first image above.) There is a low potential for locally 2 to 4 inches of snowfall, the weather service said. Travel conditions could be slippery.
The snow chance starts late in the morning Thursday on a cloudy day with a high in the low-30s. The wind-chill factor will make it feel like it's between 15 and 25 degrees.
Snow becomes likely after noontime throughout the area.
The entire region could see snow flurries Thursday evening with light rain possible south of I-287 and the Merritt Parkway.
The cold snap ends on Friday as the high temperature will climb into the upper-40s to around 50 degrees under partly sunny skies.
The dry stretch also will finally end with the arrival of rain. There is a slight chance of rain Friday afternoon. The rain will become heavy after 9 p.m. Friday. Precipitation will remain rain overnight as the high temperature will not fall below the upper-30s.
Saturday will be cloudy with rain mainly before noon and a high in the upper-40s to around 50.
After a cloudy start Sunday with a slight chance of morning rain, the sun returns on Sunday afternoon as the high climbs to the mid-40s under partly cloudy skies.
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