UPDATE: (Tuesday - 11:30am) According to FlightAware (via NBC 4 New York), hundreds of flights at the area's three major airports have been canceled because of the snow.

Snowfall will get heavier as the day goes on, with some areas seeing as much as 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour this afternoon and evening. The snow will begin to taper off early Wednesday morning. Southern Brooklyn and Queens, Long Island, and central and coastal New Jersey could see as much as 10 to 14 inches of snow. Freezing temperatures and windy conditions could make for hazardous traveling conditions and drivers are being urged to stay off the roads.

UPDATE: (Tuesday - 7:35am) According to ABC 7 NY Meteorologist Bill Evans, there are still a number of different possible snowfall projections. However, the most likely outcome includes heavy snowfall during this evening around 6 or 7pm along the Jersey Shore and Long Island with snow falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Once the snow starts to wind down later Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning there will still be the issue of strong wind gusts and frigid temperatures that could drop into the single digits tonight with highs just in the teens on Wednesday.

According to My Fox NY, NYC and Long Island could see more than a foot of snow. Eastern Long Island and coastal Connecticut seem to be in danger of getting hit the hardest.

Keep checking back for the latest updates on Tuesday's winter storm.

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Another winter storm is expected to hit the tri-state area on Tuesday. According to ABC 7 New York the snow storm is expected to begin around midday on Tuesday and continue until early morning Wednesday. In addition, the area will see freezing temperatures and strong winds.

Around six inches of snow could fall in NYC, with 3 to 6 inches north and west of the city and 6 to 12 inches over coastal Connecticut, Long Island, and the Jersey Shore. New Jersey could see anywhere from 4 to 10 inches of accumulation with the heaviest snowfall expected to occur Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing Monday evening with a high of 21 degrees on Tuesday, according to Temperatures will drop even further to 10 degrees Tuesday night with the bitter cold continuing Wednesday with a high of just 19 degrees.

NYC's Department of Sanitation has issued a "snow alert" for Tuesday starting at 9am. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for parts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut until Wednesday at 6am.