New York could get as much as 18 inches of snow on Tuesday
The brutally cold temperatures and mini-snowstorm that hit New York City over the weekend are a mere preview of what’s to come tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts that a “powerful winter storm” is about to bombard the East Coast, bringing plenty of wind and snow—as much as two feet of it in some regions—with it.
“We’re preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. Thanks to Winter Storm Stella (yep, it has a name already), the five boroughs could get anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow over the course of one day. The snow is expected to begin falling Tuesday morning (with as much as two to four inches coming down per hour), and stop by nightfall.