New York City public schools will pivot to remote learning Tuesday amid forecasts of up to 8 inches of snow, Mayor Adams announced.
“We’re expecting winter weather overnight tonight which could lead to 5-8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts by the morning. As a result, all @NYCSchools will move to remote learning tomorrow,” he said on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday morning.
Students will still have to log onto online classes or complete assignments from home. Since the pandemic, the city has experimented with remote learning as an alternative to canceling school during weather emergencies.
A winter storm watch is in effect from the early morning Tuesday until the evening commute, with 40 mph winds expected, city officials said.
So far this winter, New York has logged just 2.3 inches of snow, or roughly the same level of accumulation as all of last season. The city broke a 700-day drought last month, when a storm dropped just over one inch of snow.