A winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City until 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Nation Weather Service.
Although Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring, Groundhog Day kicked off Monday with a total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches.
The snow tapered off before 5 p.m., and the city was dry overnight, with a mostly sunny Tuesday expected. But the National Weather Service warns that even without new precipitation, roads are hazardous due to ice forming below the fresh snow.
Tuesday's high is 25 degrees, and wind chill values could be as low as -5, the NWS says. Wednesday is expected to bring another messy mix of rain and snow.
Mayor Bill de Blasio cautioned New Yorkers to be careful, but said the city is prepared to handle the mixed precipitation. The mayor's office Twitter account tweeted Buzfeed's "Game of Thrones" inspired "Winter is coming" de Blasio photo Monday afternoon, adding, "This city is prepared for anything that comes our way."
Although the winter storm warning wasn't strong enough to close schools or shut down roads, de Blasio said the system will create hazardous conditions for pedestrians and motorists.
"Don't go outside if you don't need to," he said at the news conference Sunday from Gracie Mansion.
The mayor encouraged New Yorkers to take mass transit if they decide to travel.
The state and the city received some criticism for closing roads and the subways last week during the storm after it only dumped less than a foot of snow. He reiterated that the city always prepares for the worst.
"We all know that weather forecasting is imperfect," he said.
Here's what else you need to know about the snowstorm:
--Parking: Alternate side of the road parking is suspended through Tuesday.
--Sanitation: Garbage and recycling suspended.
-- With AMNY.com