This Is What Spring Looks Like in New York City

Photo Parts of the Northeast will get as much as 5 inches of snow Sunday evening, meteorologists said, a major early snowfall that is forecast to make Sunday morning’s commute into work tough. Freezing…

This Is What Spring Looks Like in New York City

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Parts of the Northeast will get as much as 5 inches of snow Sunday evening, meteorologists said, a major early snowfall that is forecast to make Sunday morning’s commute into work tough.

Freezing temperatures, resulting from an arctic air mass headed for the region, could cause more snow to accumulate on roads and sidewalks Sunday night, bringing temperatures down to 23 degrees in Philadelphia and as low as 15 degrees in New York City.

If this sort of thing actually happens when the polar air comes in, things would be bad. Record cold and heavy snow on the same day would be brutal. People who stay at home on Monday would be putting their lives in danger. — Boston.com (@bostondotcom) April 20, 2016

The snow is expected to come on the heels of what is shaping up to be one of the coldest nights of the year so far in the New York area. That’s on top of a two- to four-day stretch where temperatures are expected to plunge to the mid- to upper-30s.

One meteorologist, with a full snow map for Sunday night, wrote: “This could very well be one of the coldest snowstorms of 2016 if it delivers as far south as the lower mid-Atlantic.”

If you have time to read through the snow maps on @fox5philly now, did you know there’s a map? 😂 pic.twitter.com/1jkFk0TNWQ — Pete Zemek (@PeteZemek) April 20, 2016

In addition to the snow, the arctic air mass will also bring a wind chill of up to 30 degrees below zero as the coldest weather of the season is set to arrive in New York.

This is the type of cold and wind we’re going to see in the rest of this week. 😳 Some spots may even hit zero degrees. #NYCTwx pic.twitter.com/wdGdQfc8of — NYCTweather.com (@NYCTweather) April 20, 2016

Depending on the snow, temperatures in New York could fall to around 11 degrees on Monday, around 22 degrees on Tuesday and from 21 to 33 degrees on Wednesday.

We’re set to see our coldest weather of the year right now. 12 degrees with the wind chills as low as 11. #nycwx pic.twitter.com/KODHVVCouR — NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) April 20, 2016

Depending on where you’re from, this isn’t the record coldest day of the winter — but it’s not something to cheer about, either.

PHOTO: Top: Weighing 30 pounds, leopard fat, once-rare Malayan pandas Tembo, center, and Alexander play outside in Asia zoo on Monday, April 11, 2011. Bottom: This map shows various weather forecasts for Sunday, April 24, 2016, including the most likely temperatures in the New York area and the 50-year trend for breaking seasonal records. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

New York City high temperatures are expected to dip to 28 degrees on Thursday. With temperatures continuing to dip Monday, Monday is also projected to be New York City’s first official day of spring.

Still, that doesn’t mean it is OK to go out on Tuesday and forget all about it. Heavy snowfall has already begun in many parts of New York. This means it could be another long night at the office for many commuters.

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