Old Man Winter ain’t done yet.
A powerful, multi-day nor’easter is expected to blast the Northeast during the first half of the work week, bringing strong wind gusts and heavy rain — and the possibility of some snow — to the Big Apple.
The storm started taking shape Monday morning off the Carolina coast but will push northeast, bringing a bout of heavy rain to New York by the afternoon.
As the storm progresses toward Nantucket, cold air may work its way toward the Big Apple and open the door to the possibility of snow, Fox Weather meteorologist Christopher Tate told The Post.
“It could be heavy at times if we do switch over because the storm is forecast to have a lot of moisture with it. So if we do switch over to snow, we will likely see intervals of moderate to heavy snow reducing visibility,” Tate said.
Any snow that falls likely won’t stick as temperatures will remain above 32 degrees for the entirety of the storm.
“New York is a fantastic urban heat island which means the city is always warmer than the surrounding area. So you know we were probably not going to get any type of blockbuster snow,” Tate said.
The Fox Forecast Center predicts between one and three inches of snow will be measured in Central Park if the conditions align enough for snow to fall during this week’s squall.
Warmer temperatures mean people driving to work Tuesday morning likely will not see ice or snow causing major issues on the roads. Areas north of Manhattan, where snow has a higher probability of sticking to the ground, may experience some issues.
Suburbanites in North Jersey, areas north of Yonkers and around Stamford have better chances of getting snow that sticks to the ground and accumulates, Tate said.
Parts of western and northern New England into upstate and central New York should see the heaviest snowfall. The amount of snow expected will decrease closer to the Interstate 95 corridor, including Boston and New York City, where the heaviest rain is anticipated.
New Yorkers in Long Island will likely see heavy rain as the storm picks up Monday evening.
There are currently coastal flood advisories up for all of Long Island east of Queens.
During the height of the storm, there may be sporadic wind gusts reaching up to 45 miles per hour seen both in New York City and Long Island.
The robust wind may cause additional flooding especially in those regions and in other low-lying areas.
The storm is expected to move out of the region by the end of Wednesday, but strong gusty winds will linger for days, leaving the city in a chill.