The New York City sanitation department issued their first snow alert of the season, to start at 8 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service expects rain on Thursday night, followed by a little snow after 1 a.m. Friday. The overnight low in the city will be a couple of degrees above freezing, while the northern suburbs could dip just below freezing.
If there’s snow on Friday morning, it should be over by around 9 a.m.
City workers will be loading salt spreaders, attaching plows if necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying extra personnel as needed.
New Jersey is also scheduled for an early taste of winter, with light snow, arctic air and icy road conditions predicted across the state for Thursday and Friday.