States Brace For Potential Record-Breaking Weather Events

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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New York braced on Sunday for what is likely to be the heaviest snowfall of the season.

The Storm Team from local outlet NBC4 initially predicted that one to three inches would blanket New York City between Sunday and Monday, the biggest snowfall of the winter. A later forecast from the National Weather Service stated that the winter storm is anticipated to last until at least Tuesday morning, and that a winter storm warning is in place for Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley.

The expected snowfall is the first accumulation forecast since the start of the winter season, New York Metro Weather noted. Minor coastal flooding could also hit early Tuesday morning, as well as localized flooding along Long Island Sound, Jamaica Bay and New York-New Jersey “harbor coastal locales,” NWS noted in a full forecast.

Elsewhere in the U.S., NWS is warning residents to prepare for tornadoes and straight line winds, issuing a tornado watch for parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday night. (RELATED: Check Out The National Weather Service’s Amazing Word Gymnastics Over California Drought Questions)

At least 12 people were injured by a tornado in Norman, Oklahoma, on Sunday, and gusts of wind up to 114 mph were recorded in parts of the Texas Panhandle, Weather reported.