Big Apple set for a ‘slushy coating’ of up to an inch of snow

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The Big Apple is set for only a “slushy coating” of up to an inch of snow on Tuesday, forecasters said. 

The snow is set to begin as a few flurries — that will start coming down more heavily by late morning, causing “some slick spots,” according to Accuweather senior meteorologist Bill Deger. 

“And then this afternoon and evening, there will be a period of snow that mixes with and changes to sleet and rain near the coast and the city,” he said. 

Overall, only a coating — to an inch at most — is expected to fall in the Big Apple.

North and west of the city, beyond Interstate 287, between 1 and 3 inches are forecasted. 

“There will be some slippery travel conditions, but it’s not going to be a big storm that’s going to shut things down, just kind of a nuisance event today,” Deger said.

Winds will blow out of the east and northeast at about 5 to 10 miles per hour, with possible gusts over 15 miles per hour. 

“This is not going to be a classic nor’easter where the winds will be howling and the snow will be blowing around,” Deger said. “So we’re not talking about anything that is going to be near blizzard conditions.”

Temperatures are expected to reach 34 degrees in the city, but will struggle to peak above freezing further north and west, where “some treacherous travel conditions” are more likely. 

The wintry mix will start tapering off by the evening commute, and end entirely by around midnight. 

Meanwhile, parts of the middle of the country were blanketed with snow during a major winter storm Monday that is expected to continue through the day Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service said at least 4 inches is expected across an area stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan. 

But parts of southeast Nebraska and western Iowa could see more than three times that amount by Tuesday morning. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen told the AP that 10 to 15 inches is forecasted between York, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa — and that it has been at least 15 years since more than a foot of snow fell in that region during a single storm.  

“This is historic snow,” he said. 

With Post wires

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