One to two inches of snow were expected in the New York City metro area and Long Island.
The New York State Department of Transportation said it was monitoring weather conditions and was prepared to respond with an array of heavy equipment, including 1,544 large plow trucks and 36 snow blowers.
However, other areas had slightly different preparations in mind.
Dean Ryder, owner of Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Putnam County in New York, said he was getting ready for a potential influx of customers. He said the ski area could double its attendance after a big snowstorm.
Thunder Ridge hosts classes that regularly attracts skiers, but those are “nothing compared to a snowstorm,” when it comes to drumming up business, he said. “It’s just something about seeing it outside your window.”
Judson Jones contributed reporting.