New York's first real snowfall of 2012 is expected between tonight and Saturday afternoon.

Tonight, New York should see light snow, CBS New York said, and on Saturday New Yorkers should expect one to three inches of accumulation in NYC, and up to six inches to the north and west, concluding at about 4 p.m.

The NYC Department of Sanitation issued a New York snow alert that lasts through Saturday, and a winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Saturday.

This winter's New York snow totals have been very low, with only 2.9 inches falling before today in the tri-state area (the only real snowfall this year so far came in a freak Halloween storm that slammed some areas further to the north but only brought a couple inches to NYC.)

The snow is expected to impact much of the northeast, dropping one to three inches on Boston and Philadelphia as well, the Weather Channel reported.

Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy on Friday also issued high-wind warnings for his state, which is also expected to experience inclement weather.

After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation, we will be partially activating the EOC at noon today, Malloy said in a statement.  This will allow us to quickly respond to and coordinate any problems that may arise as a result of today's high winds.