The snow will likely turn to rain during Sunday night’s winter storm as temperatures rise above freezing, according to a meteorologist.
Residents of the tri-state area can expect “an inch or two of slush and then some rain,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist John Gresiak said in an interview.
“There will be snow on Sunday evening, probably around 9 or 10 p.m. But it will turn to rain very quickly in the city and other coastal areas,” he said.
The New York metropolitan area will not see the kind of buildup expected in Western New York. Buffalo and Rochester are considering 12-18 inches.
Late Sunday evening and Monday morning, the metro area will likely experience “heavy rain” and winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour, blowing in from the east, he said. Gusts could reach 59 mph.
That could lead to coastal flooding, he said — which the National Weather Service has warned for the city, Westchester and parts of New Jersey.
That rain is expected to “ease” Monday, with a few flurries, but likely no accumulation, Gresiak added.
The meteorologist has advice for homeowners, as Monday night will likely see a return to sub-freezing temperatures: “If you have slush lying around and you want to get rid of it, do it on Monday.”