NYC weather: 4.6 inches of snow fell Saturday after unseasonably warm start to week

Snow hit city streets on Saturday, just in time for the holiday season, with 4.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. 

The amount of precipitation that fell was “pretty on the spot,”  NWS meteorologist Joe Pollina said. The NWS had estimated snowfall anywhere from 4 to 6 inches, he said.

Light snow fell on Central Park Saturday morning and continued through the day with low temperatures in the mid-30s. The precipitation tapered off before midnight and ended by sunrise Sunday, Pollina added. 

Saturday’s low pressure system brings the first snow to stick to city streets this fall. New York got its first taste of snow for the season on Nov. 20, when a trace dusted the pavement, according to Pollina.

While no more snow is expected for the week to come, chilly temperatures will stay through the week, Pollina said.

Monday and Tuesday will see slightly warmer temperatures in the low to middle 40s, but once Wednesday hits, it will be in the lower 30s, Pollina said. The week’s lowest temperatures will hit on Wednesday night in the upper teens to about 20 degrees into Thursday. Friday will be slightly warmer in the middle 30s, he said.

There will be a possibility for rain, but no snow, he said.