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Snow, wintry mix for tristate area


A coastal storm over the tristate region did not pack much of a punch the first time around, but snow and a rain/snow mix are in the forecast for Thursday.

As much as four inches of snow in parts of New York City and possibly more in other parts of the region are possible Thursday into Friday.

The precipitation will be light and the temperatures hovering near freezing so there will be only up to about an inch for most areas overnight into Thursday.

Friday morning may start out with some snow but then look for occasional rain or wet snow into early Friday afternoon.

The big threat will be the wind and the coastal flooding. Beach erosion is possible.

A Coastal Flood Warning is posted for the Jersey Shore along with the south shore of LI and western Long Island sound with a Coastal Flood Advisory elsewhere.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Jersey Shore with Wind Advisory posted along the rest of the coast including NYC. Wind gusts may reach 40-45 MPH inland and over 50 MPH along the coast. Look for a low temperature of 34 degrees in Midtown and 29-35 degrees across the suburbs.

The New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert, which means that the department begins preparing for a possible snow storm by loading its 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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