Major Snow/Ice Storm Heads for NYC Area

NEW YORK -

Another major winter storm threatens the tristate area Wednesday and Thursday, meteorologists say, but they are still uncertain what parts will see snow, sleet or rain or a combination of the three.

The storm is expected to reach New York City early Thursday afternoon, and continue well into the night.

According to Accuweather, the storm will bring 3 to 6 inches of snow and rain during the day Thursday and an additional 2 to 4 inches overnight. Upstate New York will see some more.

The greatest risk of heavy snow is along the coast and in southern New Jersey, where the National Weather Service says 6 to 8 inches are possible. Ocean County, which is home to Lakewood Township, is among eight counties with a winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday through Thursday.

Forecasters warn that the storm’s track remains uncertain. A shift could mean more sleet or rain in parts of the area.

Alternate-side parking regulations are suspended through Wednesday in New York City.