Up to five inches of snow possible on Saturday; alternate side parking suspended

Officials are advising local residents to heed caution on the roads over the weekend. Photo by Matt Tracy/Coney Island News

Snowy conditions will make for a slippery Saturday in Coney Island and the rest of southern Brooklyn, where four-to-five inches of snow could blanket the region throughout the day.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for several local areas, including southern Brooklyn. Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended to help with snow removal, the city announced. Parking meters will continue operating as usual citywide.

There could be hazardous travel conditions during a 24-hour stretch — from 6 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday — and reduced visibility is also possible. The bulk of the snow is slated to fall between Saturday morning and Saturday evening.

“Winter has come early and we don’t want anyone to be caught off guard by this weekend’s forecast,” NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito said. “It’s time to unpack your winter gear; have your boots, hats, and scarves ready. Give yourself extra time to travel as conditions could be difficult.”

Snow could begin as early as 5 a.m., when temperatures will hover in the mid-30s before dipping to the low 30s in the early-morning hours on Sunday.

For updated temperature and weather, keep an eye on the front page of Coney Island News.

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