The first snow of the season may actually arrive Tuesday as some cold rain looks to transition into snow.
While the snow should not amount to much more than a coating in the city, areas to the far north and west in the higher elevations could get an inch or two.
Most of the snow will probably melt on contact because Tuesday temperatures will be above freezing, but if the white flakes fall steadily for a few hours, some slush (less than an inch) could be left on the ground. Most of the precipitation should move out by the late afternoon and evening hours, though possibly leaving slushy, sloppy conditions for commuters.
A blast of arctic air will follow on Wednesday, possibly bringing record cold temperatures and bitter wind chills back into the region. A high of 33 degrees is expected.
Here is the 7-day forecast for the Tri-State area:
Turning colder with a high of 49 dropping to the low 20s.
Brisk and colder with a high of 34.
Still cold with a high of 40.
Not as cold with a high of 49.
Partly sunny with a high of 44.
Mostly cloudy with a high of 46.
Showers possible. High 51.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)