Pedestrians hold umbrellas while walking through the snow during a winter storm in New York, U.S. (Photographer: Holly Pickett/Bloomberg)

Snowy Mess Heading to NYC But It Won’t Stick Around

(Bloomberg) -- New York City and Washington will get another dose of snow and sleet on Wednesday. But just like the last time, it won’t be sticking around.

As much as 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow is forecast for New York City, while the Capitol could be hit with as much as 5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will arrive in the morning, and run through the evening commute.

One day later, though, temperatures are expected to climb to around 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 Celsius). Sound familiar? February temperatures in New York have whipsawed from as low as 11 degrees Fahrenheit on Day One to a high of 65 degrees four days later, according to AccuWeather Inc.

Expect "a wintry mix starting out as snow, changing to freezing rain and sleet and then by later tomorrow, rain,” said Paul Markert, a meteorologist at Radiant Solutions Inc. in Gaithersburg, Maryland, by phone. “The afternoon commute will be worse.”

Snow will prevail longer in areas to the north and west of New York City, while ski resorts in Vermont and New Hampshire could see as much as 6 inches.

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