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Gusty winds, freezing temps expected in tri-state; ‘plowable snowfall’ may hit Sunday

Posted at 7:52 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 14:02:21-05

NEW YORK — Temperatures are expected to fall below the freezing mark this weekend, and "plowable snowfall" could hit the tri-state area Sunday into Monday, threatening to wreak havoc on commuters' first day back to work.

The city could see a coating to an inch of snow while northern parts of New Jersey and the Catskills could get 3-6 inches.

Highs will reach 39 degrees over the weekend — March 4 was the last time we had a high below 40, according to meteorologist Linda Church.

And temperatures are forecast to drop to 32 degrees early Saturday and lower north and west. The last time NYC felt that chilly was April 10.

The high Saturday is forecast to be just 35, and 37 on Sunday, but the wind will make it feel as if it's 20 degrees and in the teens overnight.

A "weak reinforcing cold front" moving through the area will include brisk northwest winds and possibly even flurries or snow showers Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service reports.

That is forecast to turn into "plowable snowfall" Sunday afternoon into Monday morning, according to the weather service.

Accumulating snow may cause a "big mess" for Monday morning's commute, Church reports.

If you're concerned about school, business or community center closures due to the winter weather, click this link for all the latest updates.