Snow expected in New York area on Wednesday

Expected snowfall between 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and 1 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. (National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service said the season's first accumulating snowfall in the New York area could come on Wednesday. Forecasters are tracking a low-pressure system forming off the Mid-Atlantic coast and said "a coating or more of snow" is very possible.

"Snow is forecast to develop in the morning [on Wednesday and exit to the east by late afternoon and early evening," National Weather Service also said. "This will be a quick system with one to tenths of liquid, resulting in an inch or two of snowfall across areas east of [New York City], with less than [an] inch to the [northwest]."

The National Weather Service office in Upton, New York, is forecasting 1.7 inches of snow in Montauk, Long Island; 1.1 inches in Manhattan's Central Park; and less than an inch in northwestern New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley.

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The heaviest precipitation is expected to remain offshore. 

"On Thursday, high pressure briefly returns providing a good amount of sunshine, at least to start," the National Weather Service said. "Expect another seasonably chilly day on a north to northeast breeze with mainly upper 30s and lower 40s for daytime highs."

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FOX 5 NY meteorologist Audrey Puente said more snow could come to the area on Friday and again on Sunday. 

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