East Coast Snowstorm This Week to Spare NYC

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -

A coastal storm may spread as much as 10 inches of snow from northern New Jersey through central Massachusetts while sparing New York City any deep accumulations for the holiday weekend.

A winter storm watch has been posted for Wednesday and Thursday, the National Weather Service said, with total snow forecasts range from 7 to 10 inches.

“We are not expecting a significant snowfall in the city,” said Patrick Maloit, a weather service meteorologist in Upton, New York.

During the six-day holiday period, from Tuesday through Sunday, the number of trips in the United States of 50 miles or more increases 54 percent, making it the busiest travel season of the year.