A significant coastal storm will impact the region starting Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday, bringing a period of rain and/or snow, strong gusty winds, and coastal flooding to the Tri-State area.
The storm could drop as much as 8 inches of snow in northwestern sections of the state, lighter snow in other areas, and heavy rain across much of the region before the storm moves away, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service said light snow would develop late Sunday night into early Monday in the southern Poconos in northeastern Pennsylvania and Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey before turning into rain as temperatures get warmer. According to forecasters, a blast of heavy snowfall is expected Monday night into Tuesday as the storm turns into a strong nor’easter off the Atlantic coast.
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) March 12, 2023
Snowfall: Highest confidence for 6 or more inches of snow will be across Orange and Putnam counties in NY, the northern portion of Fairfield County, and the western portion of Passaic County in NJ. Lesser amounts are expected as you get closer to the coast.
Rainfall/Liquid Equivalent: 1.50 to 2.50 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible, mainly across Southern CT and Long Island.
Wind: The strongest winds will be Tuesday into Tuesday night with NW winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph. Some gusts along the eastern portion on Long Island may approach 45-50 mph.
Coastal Flooding: Widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding is expected during the times of high tide Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday storm update for NYC: New numbers are in. Major models keep heavy snow out of NYC on Tuesday. Looking like heavy rain on Monday night. Bands of snow on Tuesday. 1 to 3" or less for NYC. Coastal flooding for CIty Island Tuesday morning. pic.twitter.com/zGyScYNVm4
— John Davitt (@johndavittontv) March 12, 2023
A major Nor'easter will impact eastern New York starting tomorrow.
At my direction, agencies have prepared emergency assets & are ready to assist localities if needed.
In an impacted region? Prepare now for 2-3 days of snow & hazardous travel conditions.
Stay safe, New York! https://t.co/RzGxNf0IJC
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) March 12, 2023