Alert: We have a Red Alert for rain, snow, wind and coastal flooding Wednesday.
Snow: Winter weather advisories are in effect as far south as Fairfield, Connecticut, and western Passaic in New Jersey. There is nothing in Bergen, Hudson, Essex or the five boroughs as of Tuesday evening. The snow will have a heavy and wet quality to it, not easy to shovel. Just wait and let the rain do its thing. Much of the snowfall is expected to be washed away or greatly reduced, except in places well north and west.
Wind: A wind advisory is in effect for a sliver of the New Jersey shore and Nassau and Suffolk counties for gusts up to 50 mph late Wednesday into early Thursday morning.
Coastal flooding: There is a coastal flood advisory for minor flooding late Wednesday into early Thursday coinciding with the evening high tide cycles. There is a warning for Nassau County's South Shore for moderate flood risk.
Rain: There are no flood alerts yet, but the rain looks heavy at times, especially after 4 p.m. We're forecasting 0.75-1.50 inches with up to 2 inches possible east of New York City.
Wednesday morning: No worries for the morning commute. Some snow noses in well north and west of New York City.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Snow spreads across northern New Jersey and New York City.
1-4 p.m.: Rain starts to overtake the snow from the south. Still snowing north, accumulating well north.
4-8 p.m.: Bouts of heavier rain start to move north. This will be the second push of the mixing like north and will wash away much of the accumulation we just picked up. The winds start to crank up, and there are possible flood risks. This all poses problems for the evening commute.
8 p.m. - 2 a.m.: Heavy rain and gusty winds push northeast. A coastal flood risk is possible, too.
2-8 a.m. Thursday: Clearing out, but Thursday is a windy one with temperatures falling into the 30s by late afternoon.
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