No shortage of interesting weather over the next 48 hours. As we watch yet another storm blow through with the same pattern of recent events. Moderately cold air will be in place when the storm arrives, and that could touch off some spotty areas of ice Saturday night.
Winter weather advisories are up for parts of the region, due to the chance of light freezing rain at the onset of the rain overnight. While likely confined to the traditionally colder parts of the Hudson valley, we can’t rule out a few icy spots overnight. Once again… this does not look like a major issue, but events like this can be the worst kind… where conditions are fine, and you’re doing 50mph, then you drive 1 mile down the road, and suddenly there is black ice. The combined advisory is below:
Greene, Delaware, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Columbia Counties all have a WWA in effect.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 AM EST SUNDAY…
* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations from a glaze up to one tenth of an inch expected.
* WHERE…Portions of southern Vermont, northwestern hills of Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and most of east central New York.
* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Sunday.
After midnight, temps should gradually rise safely above freezing, and a steady rain is likely by morning on Sunday. The rain will be with us through the morning hours, tapering off around mid day. From there our focus turns to the howling winds we expect. Winds that could cause sporadic power outages around the Hudson Valley, below is the wind watch in place for parts of our region…
High Wind watch in effect for higher terrain, Western Greene,Western Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware Counties.
Upgrades to high wind warnings and additional coverage of wind advisories likely for remainder of the region.
HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
* Locations…The western Adirondacks, western and central Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Valley, Helderbergs, and the eastern Catskills.
* Winds…West 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* Timing…Sunday night into early Monday evening.
* Impacts…The potential for strong to damaging winds, which may blow down large tree limbs, trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
We’ll have additional thoughts and commentary later today and tonight, likely with some graphics for the timing of the high winds. Until then, we hope you have a great day!