9 Feb 2017 08:28 AM EST
-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer
After a surprisingly warm Wednesday with highs in the low 60s, New York City is now facing a winter storm warning in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday evening.
A gale warning is also in effect until 7 p.m. for New York Harbor.
Heavy snow began to fall in the early morning, and accumulations of 10 to 14 inches can be expected through Thursday evening in New York City, southern Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley, and northeastern New Jersey, according to Weather.com. Winds can also be expected from the north at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts from 30 to 35 mph.
Thursday will see a high of 30 degrees and an overnight low of 19 degrees, though wind chills will make the air feel much cooler. Heavy snow and winter weather conditions could also make travel dangerous, and power outages are also possible in some areas.
Snowfall will begin to slow down in the afternoon, though winds will remain through the night. By Friday, New York will see partly cloudy skies with a high of 31 degrees. Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a mixture of rain and snow showers developing later at night. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent, and the overnight low will be 29 degrees.
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