Weather reports are showing cold temperatures this weekend for certain northeastern cities, including New York City.
Accuweather expert senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski reported that a storm will come to the Northeast this weekend, bringing rain and possibly snow.
The higher up you are, and farther away from the coast within the I-95 zone, the better the chance of not only wet snowflakes mixing in, but also a heavy accumulation of wet snow, Accuweather expert senior meteorologist John Gresiak said in the report.
Temperatures are expected to go as low as the upper 30s in New York City on Saturday and Sunday, with possible rain and/or snow on Saturday, The Weather Channel reported.
The upcoming winter season will be affected a great deal by La Niña and by the Arctic Oscillation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The New York State Office of Emergency Management noted that the week of Oct. 23 through Oct. 29 is Winter Weather Awareness Week.
Winter storms can surface anywhere at this time of year, OEM director Andrew Feeney said in a statement. And those storms may bring with them treacherous driving conditions and frigid temperatures. Recent history has seen severe weather and heavy snows strike during the fall, especially around the Great Lakes, in the North Country and in the Catskill Mountains. Individuals and families should have a plan in place to know what to do for any emergency.