Winter weather made a comeback Monday morning. After a weekend of highs nearing 60 degrees, temperatures plummeted overnight Sunday into Monday, with snow moving in on the Northeast.
In New York City, 3 to 5 inches of snow was expected to accumulate overnight and early Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The wintry conditions prompted the weather service to issue a winter weather advisory throughout the NYC, Lower Hudson Valley and parts of northeast New Jersey. The advisory is expected to expire at 2 p.m.
The snow moved in before dawn Monday and rapidly overspread the area. Thick, wet flakes clung to car tops and streets from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Should New York get over 2 inches of snow, it would be the first time the state received 2 inches of snow or more in April since 2003, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow should wrap up by noon and begin melting quickly, as temperatures warm to the 40s in the afternoon. There won’t be much accumulation by morning since recent higher temperatures in Philadelphia and New York warmed up the ground.
The cooler weather will continue into Tuesday, when a high of 48 degrees is forecast, but pick up on Wednesday as highs climb to 63 degrees.