Originally published: February 7, 2013 3:46 PM
Updated: February 7, 2013 8:12 PM
By The Associated Press EILEEN AJ CONNELLY (Associated Press), KAREN MATTHEWS (Associated Press)
NEW YORK – (AP) — Parts of the New York region still cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy are bracing for a winter storm that’s expected to blanket the Northeast with heavy snow Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service announced a blizzard watch Thursday for New York City, Long Island and southern Westchester County. Meteorologist Joe Pollina said New York City will get 10 to 12 inches of snow.
Forecasts for the city had earlier ranged from as low as 3 inches to 2 feet or more.
“There has been a lot of spread among the models,” Pollina said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city was prepared for the storm.
“The better news is that if it’s going to happen, having it happen on a Friday is probably as good timing as we could have because the sanitation department then has the advantage of being able to clean the streets when there’s normally less traffic,” he said.
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