The storm is here, and the worst of it will be now through mid to late afternoon.
By mid-day, we'll see snow totals near a foot and wind gusts of more than 40 miles per hour are expected.
The total accumulations will be from 10 to 18 inches.
The snow will ease by around 5 p.m.
Tonight, the snow tapers off and it should be gone by around midnight. Temperatures will be in the 20s.
As a result, the mayor has issued a winter weather emergency for the city from 8 a.m. Saturday until 12 a.m. Sunday.
A Coastal Flood Warning is also in effect for Saturday.
At the Battery, water levels are expected to be two to four feet above normal with only minor flooding expected.
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It is snowing steadily — heavily at times — in New York City. Already, most of the city has been blanketed by up to 7 inches of snow, with an inch or two per hour expected to accumulate every hour until the late afternoon.
The snow will taper off into the evening and end around midnight. By the time it stops, there could be 18 to 24 inches in the southern half of the city, and 12 to 18 in the northern half.
Temperatures will hold steady around 25 degrees, with sustained winds around 30 miles an hour and gusts up to 40. The wind chill will hover around 10 or a bit lower.
And snow isn’t the only concern – some parts of the city may experience moderate coastal flooding around high tide this morning and evening.
“We’ve had quite a few big storms of late,” said Nelson Vaz of the National Weather Service. “But if we do end up around the 20-inch mark, this could crack the top ten in the city’s history.”
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