WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Good things may come in threes, but not when it comes to the major Nor'easter that is hitting Westchester County on Thursday.
The huge winter storm is expected to come in three parts during the span of 24 hours.
Heavy snow will fall throughout Westchester County till Part 1, which should last until about 11 a.m. Thursday. Then, there will be a period of mixed precipitation for most of Westchester, with rain along the coast, until about 9 p.m.
That will be followed by a period of more snow that should end in the early morning hours of Friday.
All told, Central Westchester is expected to receive between 7 and 10 inches of snow, with Northern Westchester set to get 11-15 inches, with locally higher amounts. New York City is expected to get 6-10 inches.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. on Friday.
Metro-North announced Wednesday that it will be operating on a reduced schedule Thursday. Most schools in Westchester announced closures for Thursday on Wednesday.
The heavy, wet snow combined with gusting winds could cause trees and power lines to fall and cause weak, flat roof structures to collapse. Con Edison and New York State Electric and Gas said they are prepared for potential power outages.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported Wednesday that New York State has 1,789 plows, 359 loaders and 4,185 operators ready for storm duty, as well as 291,000 tons of salt. Cuomo, who has activated the State Emergency Operation Center, urged New Yorkers to consider staying home Thursday.
The outlook for Friday is mostly sunny with a high between 38 and 40 degrees, then comes another chance of snow between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday.