Snow slated to taunt NYC morning commute, again

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The snow refused to call it quits Monday morning as it taunted long-suffering New Yorkers with another potentially messy commute.

Meteorologists spied light traces of the defiant snowfall just before 4:30 a.m. in Central Park during the latest round of winter weather to strike the tri-state region.

The bulk of the snow was slated to hit northeast New Jersey overnight before coming to an end by noon.

An accumulation of three to five inches of snow is a possibility in parks and colder surfaces outside Manhattan but meteorologists don't expect more than an inch to stick in urban areas due to a recent streak of warm temperatures. The snow in NYC is expected to wrap up its business by 10 a.m. and melt completely by the afternoon.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark blamed a string of back-to-back cold fronts from Canada for the lingering wintry feel.

“It’s not unusual to see snow in early April,” Stark said. “You’re not going to see it every April, but it’s not unprecedented."

The last time NYC saw April snow showers was in 2006, according to the meteorologist, and it was less than an inch. But a wallop of a snow storm struck the Big Apple on April 3, 1915, dumping about 10 inches on the city.

The Yankees warned baseball fans to check for weather delays ahead of the home opener, slated for 1:05 p.m.

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March nor'easters that slammed the US East Coast
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March nor'easters that slammed the US East Coast
A woman walks in the snow during a winter nor'easter storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 08: An aerial view of snow covered Manhattan after the snowstorm in New York City, United States on March 8, 2018. Second Noreaster in a week, influenced large portion of East Coast. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW JERSEY, USA - MARCH 07: NJ Transit buses are seen as snow falls in New Jersey, United States on March 07, 2018. Storm alerts for New York, New Jersey and surrounding states were reported. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man plows snow from a street at the Times Square in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman crosses a snow-covered street holding an umbrella in Brooklyn, New York, on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ice-covered cherry blossoms are seen near the Potomac River on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet Tuesday across the northeastern United States where thousands of flights were canceled and schools closed, but appeared less severe than initially forecast. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman takes a photo of the Lincoln Memorial on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet Tuesday across the northeastern United States where thousands of flights were canceled and schools closed, but appeared less severe than initially forecast. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk the snow and sleet-covered streets of New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 13: A man walks his dog in near white-out conditions on Clarendon St. as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the third nor'easter to hit the area in less than two weeks. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 13: A woman walks across the Boston Public Garden Bridge as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the third nor'easter to hit the area in less than two weeks. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
ROWLEY, MA - MARCH 14: A Newburyport-bound MBTA commuter rail train out of Boston pulls in to the Rowley station in Rowley, MA during a winter storm in Boston on Mar. 14, 2017. (Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WORCESTER, MA - MARCH 14: A pedestrian carries a shovel through white-out conditions during a winter storm in downtown Worcester, MA on Mar. 14, 2017. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Department of Transportation (DOT) workers clean a snowy street in Brooklyn the morning after a storm on March 8, 2018 in New York, United States. For the second time in less than a week, a nor'easter has moved through the the East Coast. Heavy snow, wind and rain moved up and down the Boston-New York City-Philadelphia corridor closing schools and cancelling thousands of flights. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks through the snow during Winter Storm Quinn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Philadelphia could get 8 inches, while cities and towns to the northwest may get double that, the weather service said. Airlines have canceled 1,958 flights as of 7 a.m., according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service. Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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