Warning has been issued for winter storm that is likely to hit New York on Thursday.
Warning has been issued for winter storm that is likely to hit New York on Thursday. (Photo source: WSAZ3)

New Yorkers are getting ready for a massive winter storm which is likely to cover the city and subsequent areas under 12 inch of snow according to weather forecasts. Schools were declared closed on Thursday in five boroughs. De Blasio, the New York Mayor has warned about a strong blizzard on Wednesday suggesting that the New Yorkers need to get ready for it. The Mayor has proposed a budget that cuts up to 3,200 slots for free summer camps.

A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather service on Wednesday midnight and warned drivers to remain highly alert on the roads as accidents are quite common in times like these. The temperature is likely to stay around 20s in Thursday and lower during the night. For Friday, the highest possible temperature is forecasted to be around 31. New Yorkers began to crowd the grocery and hardware stores to buy scrapers, shovels and water as soon as the weather forecast came out.

A mix of sleet and rain will hit the city and other parts of the Tri-State around 2 am to 3 am. The wind is expected to blow in between 15 and 30 mph while Suffolk City may experience it up to 45 to 50 mph in some parts.

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