Update, Sat., Feb. 9, 10:59 a.m.: According to the NWS, today there is a slight chance of snow showers before noon. It's mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a northwest wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Saturday night you can expect it to be mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph.
Update, Friday, Feb. 8, 10:10 p.m.:
The National Weather Service's blizzard warning remains in effect through 1 p.m. Saturday. NWS predicts heavy snow, strong winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph and snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches with the highest amounts in the northern portions of the NYC metro area.
Temperatures overnight are expected to be in the upper 20s with possible "near white-out conditions."
The NWS also warns that the snow and wind could also take down tree limbs.
Residents should travel with extreme caution and take a survival kit with them if they go.
Some areas in Brooklyn and Southern Queens may experience a mix of snow, sleet and freeing rain.
The waiting is over: the storm is finally starting to creep up on to New York City.
According to The Weather Chanel, the February blizzard may be a historic storm due to a low-pressure system coming up from the south and a snowstorm from the Midwest combining.
The National Weather Service, which issued a blizzard warning on Thursday, forecasted that the winter storm could dump as much as 10 to 14 inches of snow on New York City.
The blizzard warning will remain in effect until Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. for all of New York City, Southern Westchester County, and coastal portions of Northeast New Jersey. Higher amounts of snow accumulation are possible within developing snow bands.
Expect the hardest to hit Friday night, with rain, sleet and snow coming down throughout the day and the blizzard is supposed to start at 9 p.m. and end around 2 a.m. Saturday.
The Weather Chanel said that NYC could get 12 to 18 inches of snow, falling at the rate of one inch per hour by 10 p.m. The low is expected to be around 27 degrees with winds blowing north at 20 to 30 mph, with occasional gusts up to 50 mph.
A Coastal flood warning is also in effect.
The Blizzard Warning forecasts a winter storm, lasting three hours or more, with sustained or frequent winds of 35 mph or higher with considerable falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibility to 1/4 of a mile or less.
MTA buses and subways are expected to be running with only a few service reductions. Amtrack is reducing service between New York and Boston, with northbound service from Penn Station suspended starting this afternoon. Due to high wind warnings, the Staten Island ferry will run on a modified schedule this afternoon. Port Authority is urging airplane passengers to check with their carriers before going to the airport.
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