Good morning on this in-between Thursday.
First a four’easter. Now a snowgie.
Think of yourself this morning as in the middle of a snow sandwich. After five and a half inches fell on Monday, we’re expecting more snow tomorrow and through the weekend — which is looking extra chilly to boot, with temperatures about 20 degrees below normal.
We’re currently keeping our eye on three systems that may make a mess of the city.
The first arrives tonight and could drop around an inch of snow during tomorrow morning’s commute, before turning to rain.
On Saturday, expect the opposite, said Faye Morrone, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service — rain in the morning, snow during the day, then more rain at night. The high on Saturday is a wintry 37, well below the average of 58.
“It’s a pretty cold start to the month,” Ms. Morrone said. “And that looks to continue through the weekend and into next week.”
Daily lows should stay in the 30s until next Thursday.
And the climatological crystal ball is predicting a possible nor’easter on Monday, though it’s too early to know with any certainty, Ms. Morrone told us.
While we wait to find out, put on a mitten and pat yourself on your back: You’ve now trudged through 40.9 inches of snow this winter and spring, nearly 16 inches more than the average snow season.
This April has already landed among the city’s top 10 snowiest (at No. 8), and it’s only the first week.
“Any snow that we pick up in these next three chances would only bump that up,” Ms. Morrone said. “We definitely seem to be in a pattern where the temperatures are cold enough to support those chances.”
But this is April, after all, the month that makes meteorologists look foolish, so expect plenty of chance.
No curveballs today, though. It’s sunny with a high near 46.
Here’s what else is happening:
In the News
• The Independent Democratic Conference is no more. The group of renegade Democrats in the State Senate who for years had aligned themselves with Republicans have agreed to rejoin the fold. [New York Times]
• Homelessness is rising, not just in the city but throughout the state. A coalition is calling for more help. [New York Times]
• A judge criticized an officer who was found guilty of perjury, but saved his harshest words for the prosecutors in the case. [New York Times]
• Five New York state senators will not be getting their stipends this week, and they have the state comptroller to thank. [New York Times]
• The police shot and killed a man in Brooklyn while responding to reports of a man with a weapon. [New York Times]
• Meet the next generation of tutors: They can help you with your math homework as well as your emotional issues. [New York Times]
• The New York City Housing Authority has had a rough time in recent weeks, and now so are its playgrounds. [New York Times]
• Is SoHa a cool new title for South Harlem, or an indication of gentrification? [New York Times]
• The New York Philharmonic is channeling the vast universe. [New York Times]
• New York City transportation outside Manhattan will receive $50 million annually, after Queens legislators reached an agreement with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. [Queens Tribune]
• The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Gowanus Canal, badly decomposed and with duct tape covering his mouth. [Brooklyn Paper]
• Police freed up the bike lanes in Times Square briefly, only to block them off again. [Streetsblog NYC]
• Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “A Mostly Quiet Car”
• For a global look at what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up Today
• The Photography Show, a showcase of photography from the 19th century to today, at Pier 94 in Midtown Manhattan. Noon to 8 p.m. [$30]
• The Fusion Film Festival presents discussions, screenings and classes from women in film, television and new media at New York University Cantor Film Center and Tisch Theater in Greenwich Village. Various times. [Free]
• Learn how to play the Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither, at Poe Park Visitor Center in the Bronx. 3:30 p.m. [Free]
• A screening of the documentary “The Green Book Chronicles,” about the history of the travel guide “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” at the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle. 6:30 p.m. [$10]
• The comedian Chris Gethard performs at the Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. [$10]
• Mets at Nationals, 1:05 p.m. (SNY). Yankees host Orioles, 6:35 p.m. (WPIX). Islanders host Rangers, 7 p.m. (MSG, MS+2). Devils at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (MSG+). Nets at Bucks, 8 p.m. (YES).
• Alternate-side parking remains in effect until Thursday.
• For more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.
And Finally …
As the days get longer, we’ve been getting around town more by bike and bus.
Maybe you are, too.
With all the attention on our crumbling subway system and congestion pricing for cars, it would be easy to miss recent developments in biking and bus travel in the city. But it’s been a big week for aboveground commuting.
Here are a few things you should know.
• You will soon be able to see the arrival time of your bus. The city announced yesterday that a Brooklyn pilot program that displayed countdown clocks on LinkNYC kiosks will be expanded to the five boroughs in the coming weeks.
• Dockless bike sharing may be coming to your neighborhood.
• Electric and pedal-assist bikes may soon be legal. City Hall announced on Tuesday that the mayor plans to change city law to allow them explicitly.
• Cyclists will be given a seven- to 11-second head start before cars at 50 intersections around the city as part of a pilot program.
• And Citi Bike is offering $3 single rides all month.
If you do travel by subway, here’s one way to make your time underground more pleasant: Talk to a stranger. A recent study found it could make commuting more enjoyable.
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