New York Today: Big Snowstorm
Here’s what you need to know:
• Snow is already falling and may mix with freezing drizzle during the day. But significant accumulations are likely only after 7 p.m.
• There’s no impact on the morning commute so far. N.J. Transit is cross-honoring bus and train tickets systemwide.
• The evening commute could turn messy. Consider leaving work early.
• Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned that some suburban highways might close this afternoon. He advised commuters to use mass transit to get home. “We are looking at a serious storm situation,” Mr. Cuomo said.
• The city has issued a hazardous travel advisory for late tonight and Friday.
• Public schools in the city are open. Some suburban schools are closing early or closed altogether. (See list.)
• Alternate side of the street parking is suspended in the city.
• The forecast — a winter storm warning is in effect — calls for six to eight inches of snow by Friday, with the bulk of it falling overnight.
• Heavier snow is expected on Long Island, where a blizzard warning is in effect from 6 p.m. tonight to 1 p.m. Friday.
• Temperatures will hover around freezing today, with a high of 32, dropping to the teens overnight and staying there through Friday. Tomorrow night could get down to single digits.
• That, combined with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour, will make it feel like it’s below zero. Wear long johns. .
• A coastal flood watch is in effect tonight.
• Track the progress of city plows here.
• Advice from the Red Cross on preparing for winter storms here.