NYC Public Schools Closed Monday As Snowstorm Expected To Dump Up To 8 Inches On The City

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Winter is coming!  A winter storm was predicted to dump more than a half-foot of snow on the city overnight, closing all public schools and expected to turn Monday morning’s commute into a sloppy mess.

“We’re looking at six to eight inches of snowfall in the city,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina, noting that the precipitation is expected to stop by 7 a.m., just in time for the morning rush.

Some of the snow is expected to melt during the day Monday as temperatures hang just above freezing, but Pollina said another freeze is in the cards as the mercury will dip into the upper teens and lower 20s by Tuesday.

 

“Welcome to extreme weather and the new normal,” Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. “The extreme weather patterns are here with a higher frequency. The Metro-North, the MTA is prepared. The airports are prepared.”

 

Cuomo said he expects Monday morning’s commute to be “sloppy but manageable.”

 

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through 7 a.m. Monday, noting that conditions could make travel “very hazardous or impossible.”

 

“Even though the snow will be kind of done as people start to wake up, it’ll be dangerous,” Pollina said.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AP
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