NEW YORK (WPIX)—The Tri-State area is being belted by another winter storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm warning for New York City and areas to the north and west until Saturday at 6 a.m. Those parts are expected to bare the brunt of the storm with snow accumulations of six to twelve inches expected.
The slushy mix of rain and snow began in the afternoon and is expected to turn over to all snow around 9 p.m. Temperatures are predicted to drop below 30 degrees and winds, exceeding 20 mph, are also expected.
Long Island, which also remains under a Winter Storm warning, can expect up to three to six inches of snow, according to the National Weather service. Both Nassau and Suffolk counties can expect mostly rain Thursday, which will likely turn to snow over night, leading to most of the Island getting 1 to 2 inches by Friday morning.
As the snow continues to fall, meteorologists say much of the Island can expect up to 2 inches each day Friday and Saturday.
Those in the northern sections of the Garden State can expect at least 18 inches of snow and those in central areas can expect up to 12 inches. A wind advisory has issued a wind advisory for New Jersey staring at 4 p.m. Through Friday 1 p.m. For Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Ocean, Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties.
Coastal areas can expect up to 55 mph gusts, and coupled with snow, could produce near-blizzard like conditions.
Newark International Airport canceled 500 flights by 10 a.m., according to Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico. At LaGuardia, at least 88 departures and 86 arrivals were canceled. Meanwhile at Kennedy, 70 departures and 20 arrivals were canceled.
Kennedy airport reported delays of between 30 and 45 minutes, while arrival delays were 15 minutes or less. At LaGuardia and Newark, arrival and departure delays were 15 minutes or less.
At MacArthur Airport on Long Island, a Southwest flight to Baltimore was canceled and another flight was delayed.
No major power outages were reported in New York City, New Jersey or Connecticut. However, the Long Island Power Authority reported about 495 homes without power at about 11 a.m. , most of those affected lived in Oyster Bay.