- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow for New York City and Long Island.

The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday. Weather officials predict snow accumulations of between 4 and 7 inches by the time it ends. The heaviest snow will fall early Thursday morning.

Less snow is predicted for southern Westchester County. A winter weather advisory is in effect there during the same period. Between 2 and 5 inches of snow is expected.

Some flights were canceled or delayed at the area’s three major airports.

Some schools in Westchester and on Long Island were closed for the day.

Temperatures in the 20s on Thursday were expected to plummet to single digits by Friday morning.

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