News NYC weather: Light snow hits city during morning commute This was the first snowfall since the snowstorm in November that brought the city to a grinding halt. Light snow hit New York City during the morning commute Thursday, the National Weather Service said. Above, traffic moves on 42nd Street in midtown during a snowstorm on March 21. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Drew Angerer By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated December 13, 2018 12:07 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Light snow hit the city during the morning commute Thursday. Flurries switched over to sleet and rain around noon, and scattered showers were expected to continue through the afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Less than half an inch of snow was expected to accumulate, if at all, the NWS said. Showers could stick around until 10 p.m. with a high temperature around 41 degrees. Wind chill values will make it feel closer to between 30 and 35 degrees, the weather service warned. The Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory and activated its “situation room” to monitor the storm. This was the first snowfall since the snowstorm in November that brought the city to a grinding halt during the evening rush hour. The storm only dropped up to 6 inches of snow in some areas, but the forecast had changed quickly and caught city agencies off guard. Under growing scrutiny, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a review of the city’s storm response. Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito was later asked to step down, but de Blasio insisted the decision was made before the November snowstorm. Esposito is expected to remain commissioner until the city finds a replacement. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic City Council turns up heat on snow removal fiasco"This city cannot shut down for six inches of snow," Council Speaker Corey Johnson said. De Blasio promises audit of city's snowstorm responseCity Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the city's storm response "unacceptable." Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.