Major Snowstorm Heading for New York State
It's been a relatively quiet and mild start to January for everyone in New York State. Some regions have even seen temperatures in the 60's or at least the 50's at some point, with 40's a common high in the first week of 2023.
That trend will start to change this weekend, with more seasonable temperatures and the chance for snow.
However, late next week is the timeframe that meteorologists are looking ahead to as the really big change.
There's a system from the west coast early next week, which could bring significant snowfall to the northeast, incluidng many parts of New York state, according to AccuWeather.
New York City is on the edge of rain or a wintry mix, vs. an all-snow event. Interior sections of New York could see all snow but as of now, the exact track and strength of this storm is uncertain; but the potential for a major snowstorm is there.
The bending of the jet stream is what has forecasters concerned, which could bring a major storm to New York and the northeast.
Forecasters will know more about thus potentially major winter storm in the coming days, but it's stands to reason to make some modifications to plans if this does turn out to be the worst-case scenario.
As for the snow and rain chances for the state and east coast this weekend, that is what's left over from the bomb cyclone which hit California earlier this week, dumping heavy rain and causing power outages with high winds.