SNOW: NYC, Lakewood Issue Alerts for Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) -

The New York City Sanitation Department issued a snow alert starting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting light snow in the city and suburbs between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., with a little more possible by evening. There’s also a slight chance of snow showers on Wednesday in some areas.

In Lakewood, N.J., Ocean County authorities issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday for about 1 to 2 inches of snow. The advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. through 4 p.m.

City workers will be loading salt spreaders, attaching plows if necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying extra personnel as needed.

After an unseasonably warm weekend where temperatures rose into the 50s and beyond in some areas on Sunday, an arctic blast is now bringing winter back.