Rare Early Snow Storm Expected To Hit New York City Suburbs

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Northern New York City is expected to receive its first snowfall Tuesday night, with heavy snow and freezing temperatures striking much of the east coast through Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting heavy snowfall over the coming week, warning Americans of the dangers of snow squalls, sudden onsets of heavy weather, and how best to prepare for the plummeting temperatures. The cold temperatures will spread out across the country, but the east coast is expected to receive its first snow Tuesday night.

In New York City, snow is expected to start during the evening rush-hour commute, the New York Post reported. It’s expected to last into “the morning hours on Wednesday” on the morning commute as well, Fox Weather meteorologist Cody Braud told the outlet.

Snow, especially substantial snow accumulation, is rare for New York City in November, with no recorded snow fall for the month in the majority of past years for Central Park.

NWS is pushing out a heap of educational and warning material on the sudden onset of snowstorms, like those expected across the northern parts of the east coast in the coming days. In one tweet, the organization shared a video of a snow squall, noting that there is “no safe place on a highway” when one hits.

A foot of snow is also anticipated along the northern spine of the Appalachians and into New England, bringing frozen rainstorms to the Catskills until Thursday, NWS noted. (RELATED: Video Shows Tornado Ripping Through Town In China, Sparking Fireball)

A storm system over the center of the country is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the lower Mississippi valley, with snow building up across the plains too, according to another tweet from the NWS.