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New York Snow Drought Set to End Wednesday With Flakes in Forecast

  • Snowfall during morning commute isn’t expected to last
  • Manhattan hasn’t had a measurable snowfall this season
A man with an umbrella walks past the New York City Skyline on January 19. 

A man with an umbrella walks past the New York City Skyline on January 19. 

Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP

New York City’s snow drought may come to an end Wednesday, just in time for the morning commute.

The city, which hasn’t had a measurable snowfall yet this year, could get as much as 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow in the morning, said Bryan Ramsey, a National Weather Service meteorologist at Upton, New York on Long Island. The snowfall will be short lived, given rising temperatures throughout the day and rain that will wash it away.