New York City is expected to finally get significant snow accumulation this week, with a winter storm expected to roll into the area Monday evening through Tuesday morning.
Forecasters are predicting the city will get about 3 inches of snow in Central Park, with somewhat less accumulation in neighborhoods closer to the water.
Snow is expected to start falling at around 6 p.m. Monday and continue through about 6 a.m. Tuesday, with some sleet mixed in.
Anyone hoping to play in the white stuff will likely be disappointed, however, as the precipitation is expected to change to all rain by late Tuesday morning or early afternoon.
The majority of the snow accumulation will go to the Lower Hudson Valley, which can expect as much as 8 inches.
The New Jersey suburbs could get up to 4 inches, while points west of I-287 could get up to 6 inches.
Long Island will see between 1 and 3 inches.
Temperatures will warm up through the rest of the work week, but another cold spell this weekend could lead to a bit more snowfall.
This winter has been one of the mildest on record for New York City, which set a record this year for its latest measurable snowfall; the city didn't get more than 0.1 inches of snow in a single event until February 1 when flurries brought 0.4 inches to Central Park.
The prior record for latest measurable snowfall was January 29, 1973. The National Weather Service began keeping records in 1869.