The snow drought in the Big Apple is expected to continue for at least the next few days – instead, rain is expected to drench the region late into Monday.
Flakes may fall some parts of Northeast Sunday, but not in New York as the city experiences its longest stretch without notable snowfall in recent history.
“It’s only raining between now and this time tomorrow,” FOX meteorologist Christopher Tate told the Post on Sunday.
A Sunday storm is expected to bring a torrential downpour along the I-95 corridor into Boston and the New York metro area.
While there may be some snow flurries in the North Jersey suburbs and areas north of Westchester County, snow is unlikely to accumulate.
New York City has yet to experience its first notable snowfall of the winter season, which falls around December 13 each year on average, according to Tate.
“Normally we would have seen the first measurable snow by now,” he said.
“We haven’t had any measurable snow in Central Park this season,” Tate continued. “We had snow tracks a couple of times, but that doesn’t count as measurable snow.
“We’re fast approaching the longest snow-free stretch in New York,” he added.
While the rain may put a damper on plans for Sunday, the good news is that it won’t be cold enough to freeze, meaning Monday morning’s commute won’t be particularly affected by the rain.
Temperatures will be around 40 degrees in New York on Sunday night, while some surrounding areas may see temperatures in the upper 30s. While New York City will remain warm, areas north of Albany may experience freezing rain and snow.
“The gravure system that powers this is moving pretty fast. This is not a facility that will give us long-lasting effects. For the folks upstate, this is going to be just another round of snow,” Tate said.
Light snowfall is expected in parts of upstate New York, the eastern Great Lakes and Pennsylvania.
The current storm system dropped snow on the central plains and Midwest before fading. If a new, stronger storm system takes shape, it is expected to move up the East Coast and bring rain to parts of the Northeast beginning Monday.
The storm is expected to leave the region on Monday night.