New York is about to get two winter storms for the price of one.
Mayor de Blasio has issued a travel advisory for NYC stretching from now through Wednesday after forecasts predicted two to four inches of snow falling on the city over the next three days.
“New York City is expecting two to four inches of snow with light snow through Wednesday, and we’re urging residents to prepare for snowfall and slippery roads this week," de Blasio said in a statement. "While traveling, make sure to drive slowly, use major streets or highways where possible, and exercise caution when walking, biking or driving. Check in on friends, neighbors and the elderly to make sure those around you are safe and prepared for the coming snow.”
The National Weather Service declared a Winter Weather Advisory for today through 6pm. The first storm is expected to taper off this afternoon, with temperatures dropping to the low 20s tonight. (No thank you.) The second storm, which will bring a more prolonged snowfall, will result in light snow falling from tonight through Wednesday evening. But wait, there's more! From midnight through tomorrow afternoon, high winds with gusts up to 30 mph will blow through the city.
New Yorkers should allow for extra travel time and be on the lookout for black ice. They’re also encouraged to wear sturdy boots, use handrails when using stairs and to drive slowly.
The weather will be affecting travelers outside of New York as well. 225 flights have already been cancelled at LaGuardia today.