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New York Weather: CBS2 2/16 Evening Forecast at 6PM

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CBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for February 16 at 6 p.m.

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- Lonnie Quinn now, here with our forecast. And what's ahead for us, Lonnie?

- OK, we have another snowstorm that's going to get in here on Thursday. But I know, we just keep talking snowstorms this year. Right now, you have more clouds that have made their way into the area. 44 degrees. Those clouds all associated with a cold front that will be dropping your temperatures. It's a big change you got to be ready for over the next few days. It all starts tomorrow morning. A 25 degree temperature drop. So just know that any roadways that are wet out there, there will be some refreezing and some slick spots in the morning. Overall, it's still a cold day tomorrow, but it's calm. Nothing really going on overhead. It all changes on Thursday. Snow arrives Thursday morning. It ends as a mix or rain on Friday. I'll make some sense out of all of this. Currently, a couple little snowflakes up around Sullivan County. Not much of anything. What we're watching, 1, 2, 3. Three systems that will all be affecting us. And that's why this is a storm of duration. It's going to last probably almost 36 hours or so.

And here's how it will work out. We're going to watch the first little nose of snow making its way into your early Thursday, about 8:30 in the morning, all right? It then becomes all snow for the area, 3:30. It's a pretty good blanket there. With the exception, down on Southern Ocean County. At that point in time, even though you've had snow up until then, now you're switching over to that wintry mix. And that wintry mix is going to push to the North. Here we are, 9:00 PM Thursday. But the takeaway to this is, that's 12 hours of snowfall even in metro New York City. That rain snow line with the sleet is right around Monmouth County, rain south of that.

I've got to talk about this. Look at that. See that little donut hole around Philadelphia? I showed you three different systems, all right? So there's going to be breaks in between. There will be, there will be dry slots. I can't tell you exactly where they're going to set up. But if you get a dry slot setting up over your area, it's going to limit your snow total. If you do not get that dry slot, your snow totals are going through the roof. And then we will watch that rain snow line go to the North. So it does finish for the most part as sleet or rain in the area. But the bulk of the storm will have been snow. So you've got measurable snow out there, I think quite a bit. 4 to 8 inches plus. Very close right now to going 6 to 12 on what I've seen. But I'm going to go 4 to 8 inches, all right? And 2 to 4 in the farther South you go. Look, if you get snow falling at 2 inches per hour, you've got every bit of the energy needed to create a foot of snow. You may not get it at that intention the entire time. Which is why I'm going to stick with 4 to 8 or more for right now. I'll bump it up as I see more data coming in. You're 34 for Wednesday with the sunshine out there. It's cold. You're 29 on Thursday. That is our next snowstorm. And then Monday of next week there's another chance. So pretty active. Dana let's go back to you.

- No, thank you so much.