The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a hazardous travel advisory for Thursday, March 5, 2015.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of New York City from 7:00PM Wednesday evening through 7:00PM Thursday evening, March 5, 2015. Rain Wednesday evening will mix with or change to sleet and snow around midnight. The heaviest snow is expected early Thursday morning, with 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation expected by the Thursday morning rush.
The snow will taper off Thursday afternoon. A total of 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulation is expected with this event. New Yorkers are asked to use mass transit where possible. Use caution when driving and allow for additional travel time, as roads will be dangerous due to the weather conditions
Meanwhile. US Forecasters are warning that a winter storm from the Mexican border in Texas to southern New England will continue to slam the nation through Thursday.
A widespread winter weather event is underway from southwest Texas into parts of southern New England. Most locations will see moderate to heavy rainfall before changing over during the overnight hours. Sleet and freezing rain are expected from south and central Texas into the Southeast while significant snowfall is expected from the southern Plains across the Mid-Atlantic into New England.
Heavy snow from the from parts of the Southeastern Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic...
Rain and freezing rain from are falling in parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley to Southern Mid-Atlantic...
Temperatures be 10 to 30 degrees below average from the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic to the Lower Mississippi Valley and the Southern Plains...
A front extending from the Mid-Atlantic to the Central Gulf Coast will move southeastward to the Southern tip of Florida by Friday evening. Cold high pressure over the Upper Midwest to Southern High Plains will move eastward to the Mid-Atlantic to the Lower Mississippi Valley. A band of
moderate snow will develop along the northwest edge of the precipitation shield from parts of the Southern Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England that will move southeastward to coastal Virginia by Thursday evening. In addition, a ribbon of rain/freezing rain and sleet will
develop over parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Tennessee Valley will likewise move southeastward to parts of the Southern Mid-Atlantic Coast by Thursday evening. Light to moderate rain will develop over parts of the Western Gulf Coast/Central Gulf Coast that will follow suit and
move to the Southeast Coast by Thursday afternoon. Light rain will linger over the Southeast Coast and Florida through Friday.
Finally, high pressure weather will cover the Western U. S. through Friday. A front over Central Canada will move southward to near the U. S./Canadian Border by Friday evening producing light snow over parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley/Northern Plains and parts of the Upper Great Lakes.