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New York could get snow this weekend thanks to the polar vortex

Get ready for some unseasonably cold temps.

By
Will Gleason
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New York has truly been living through some upside-down times over the past few months. Everyone’s choosing to stay inside their apartments. Noisy neighborhood events are welcomed rather than disparaged. We’ve all even started to enjoy cooking at home. It’s very disorienting.

Now, we can add some more topsy-turviness to the mix. Following a winter where we barely saw any snow (except for that random Saturday when everyone was caught by surprise at brunch while wearing inappropriate footwear,) we now may be getting a little bit of a snow this weekend. 

And you thought the murder hornets were gonna be the worst news you heard this week! 

WABC reports that a polar vortex is set to bring an unusually late cold snap to the NYC region this weekend. It’s set to move into the area on Friday into Saturday and will bring with it cold wind, damaging frost and even some possible snow. Lake-effect snow from the largely unfrozen Great Lakes could even reach as far south as the tri-state area. But even without snow, the temperature is expected to dip into the 30s both Friday and Saturday nights.  

The National Weather Service says there's currently about a one in three chance that NYC will see flurries Friday night.

Looks like the Christopher Street Pier is gonna be a lot less crowded this weekend! And honestly, sometimes it’s nicer when the weather is awful while we’re all stuck inside anyway. So think of this as some potentially good news as you swap out your light spring WFH blanket for a thicker weekend couch wrap tomorrow.

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