After spring temperatures, Northeast prepares for winter storm

After a day of spring-like temperatures, the Northeast is now preparing for blizzard-like conditions.

Residents stocking up on food and other essentials, like salt and shovels for as much as 14 inches of snow in some areas.

New York City deploying at least 2,300 salt spreaders and snow plows -- officials there issuing a winter storm warning between midnight and 6 p.m. on Thursday.

"Don't be fooled by the warm weather," says New York City Emergency Management Commissioner, Joe Esposito.

Emergency Management Commissioner Joe Esposito says residents can expect between 6 to 12 inches of snow.

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Preparations are underway in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

"We're ready to roll. We're ready to take on this snowstorm," says Mayor Susan Knudsen.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management also going into storm mode.

"We have our road crews fully activated as well as our vendors that support snow plowing operations," adds Morris County Office of Emergency Management Director, Jeffrey Paul.

Snow operations will be ongoing in Connecticut, where Governor Dannel Malloy says all hands are on deck.

"I will report to you that we have 634 state trucks ready, 250 contractor trucks ready, to respond to snowfall."

Officials hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.