The East Coast storm with winds blowing from the northeast could bring accumulations of 31 cm to 61 cm (1 to 2 feet) to the country's most densely populated region before tapering off on Tuesday, the US National Weather Service said.
In New York alone, there has been a 21 percent increase in crimes targeting Jewish people in the past year.
Mayor Fulop refuses to call it an anti-Semitic attack but says surveillance video showed the gunmen driving slowly through the city's streets and then stopping outside a kosher grocery store.
In addition to the officer and the suspects, three civilians were killed in the incident that began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a store.
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