New York Weather: CBS2 2/12 Evening Forecast at 6PM

CBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for February 12 at 6 p.m.

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DANA TYLER: What can we expect from the weather this Valentine's Day weekend? It's Sunday. Let's check--


DANA TYLER: Lonnie, we got to get through tonight and tomorrow first.

LONNIE QUINN: You're right. And it's just such an active pattern out there right now, Dana. There's a lot of stuff going on. I see one storm leaving, another storm entering. And Valentine's Day is going to be problematic.

And I'll show you what's going on. You look outside as of right now, mostly cloudy, it is 29 degrees. Well, what do you expect? We're about to get, like I said, very busy, with one storm after the other. There will be multiple icing chances, that wintry mix possibility as well. This is not just all snow. And it's not a lot of ice, but a little ice goes a long way to create big problems. There is a larger system looking like sometime on Tuesday. I cannot tell you right now if it's going to set up in the right spot for all snow or is it that wintry mix, but I've got my eye on Tuesday, you know, more so than the smaller events that are looming.

The problem is going to be the icing. Like I said, it doesn't take a lot of ice to make your life miserable, and hazardous for that matter. So here's what it looks like right now. Don't really see the precipitation out there. You got the cloud cover, but not the precipitation. There's a lot of different areas we're looking at. Here's one, two, uh, all right, got another one around the Four Corners, one up around the Pacific Northwest. And they're all kind of flowing right along this front, which is really the flow of the jet stream as well, and they're kind of coming to our area in one way or another.

Take a look at how we see it, all right? By the time you get to tomorrow afternoon, this is 2:30, could be some snowflakes flying around. Watch the pink area, that's where the icing is. That sleet, rain combination, slippery driving right there. This is 2:30. That's going to move to the north into the metro areas by about, say, 10:30 tomorrow night. And then it kind of just hovers right there. And then it pushes out by the time you get to, say, lunchtime on Sunday.

So was it all snow north of the area? Sure it was. You didn't really get into the mixing or the rain, but you just didn't have a lot of moisture to work with. So you pick up, you know, from Saturday into Sunday, maybe a two to two and 1/2, maybe it's like call it a two to three-inch range. New York City, a trace to an inch, maybe an inch and a half in spots east and south. But notice, the numbers are very small south of the area.

And they don't grow with the second event that comes Monday into Tuesday. You'll pick up another inch or two north of the area, and that is snow, right? But it's this area right here that I'm most concerned about. And again, the numbers are the smallest. Why am I most concerned about it? Because there's more ice possibilities there. And we have a winter weather advisory because of the icing, and this would be Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Please be careful if you're doing any driving during that time.

And across the board, you're going to find Saturday at 30 degrees with some snowflakes. But Sunday, those snowflakes for many folks will turn to a wintry mix and some rain with a high temperature of 33. And across the board, another system Monday night into Tuesday, that's your President's Day. And then a bigger system on Thursday, which looks to get offshore. I'm going to keep my eye on that one very closely, because that could blow up into something more significant. Guys, that's my seven-day forecast. It is all yours, Dana.

DANA TYLER: All of ours. We'll share it together. Thank you.

LONNIE QUINN: Yes, enjoy it.