The snow falling in New York City Tuesday morning is forecast to continue through the early afternoon before changing to sleet and rain.
The afternoon commute “will likely be a slow slog,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, who declared a state of emergency.
“We continue to urge everybody to please take it slow and proceed with caution,” Murphy told reporters Tuesday.
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In Boston, the snow begins in the afternoon and will be heavy at times — the worst timing for the evening commute.
Public schools in Worcester, Massachusetts, are among those closed.
The snow will eventually change to rain for all the Northeast coastal cities, but inland, it’s a different story. In Pennsylvania, New York state and New England, some areas may see up to 1 foot of snow.
Washington, D.C., should see rain exclusively from the big storm.
Philadelphia is forecast to get 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet
New York City is expected to get 2 to 3 inches of snow before getting sleet and freezing rain
Boston is forecast for 4 to 5 inches of snow as well as sleet and freezing rain.