Saturday: Increasing clouds… snow likely by early to mid afternoon. High in the low 30s. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulation of a dusting to 2 inches by dark.
Saturday Night: Snow, sleet and freezing rain during the evening… changing to rain before midnight. Low in the upper 20s, then temps rising into the mid 30s. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible [3 to 6 inches Catskills]. Ice accretion up to a tenth of an inch.
Sunday: Turning breezy and very warm, with areas of patchy fog. Morning showers, becoming more scattered during the afternoon. High in the low to mid 50s. Southwest wind at 10 to 15mph.
- Snow begins between 12pm and 4pm from southwest to northeast.
- Snow mixes with sleet and freezing rain between 5pm and 9pm.
- Wintry mix changes to rain between 8pm and 12am.
- Periods of rain from late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Storm Impacts & Accumulation:
- Zones 1 and 2: 3 to 6 inches of snow, followed by a tenth of an inch of ice.
- Zones 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7: 1 to 3 inches of snow, followed by up to one tenth of an inch of ice.
- Zones 8 and 9: a dusting to 2 inches of snow, followed by less than one tenth of an inch of ice.
The storm won’t drop significant snowfall, but it definitely has the potential to cause travel problems. Road surfaces should be cold enough to support snow accumulation, and then the sleet and freezing rain will only add to the travel problems Saturday evening. If you are travelling during the afternoon or evening, please use extra caution, as roads will likely be snow covered and very slick.
This storm will give the Hudson Valley a taste of winter, before warming well into the 50s on Sunday. We start off Saturday with a very wintry feel… and temps in the mid and upper 20s. Snow should break out by early afternoon from southwest to northeast…
As we push thru the afternoon… warmer air will invade the mid levels of the atmosphere. While it will still be below freezing at the surface… at cloud level, temps will begin to climb above freezing. By late afternoon and early evening, the snow will mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain from south to north…
After dark, the southwest flow associated with this storm, will continue to warm all layers of the atmosphere, and eventually… even temperatures at the surface will rise above 32°. In the Catskills and sheltered valleys, the areas of freezing rain could hold on a bit longer… but most of the area will change over to plain rain before midnight…
From there… periods of rain will last into the morning on Sunday, and become more showery in nature.
We’ll have more updates for you on the website, and on the Facebook page as necessary Saturday afternoon. Please use appropriate caution, and have a great Saturday.