Friday Afternoon Discussion : Nor’easter Looms to Our South

A glance at the current radar shows our Nor Easter developing to our south…

Moisture associated with the storm will reach our southern most zones by later this evening and overspread the remainder of the region tonight. Temps have not risen much today and will likely drop back down to below freezing across the Catskills tonight. Once precipitation begins we will see temps drop a few more degrees as well. This should be enough for a wintry mix and wet snow to fall across the higher terrain above 1500’. The highest and mostly uninhabited peaks and summits will likely see a prolonged period of wet snow that lasts into Saturday.

For the remainder of the region it’s a classic fall Nor Easter and our first of the season. Heavy rain totaling between 1-3 inches along with gusty winds and temps in the 40’s will make for a raw day on Saturday, therefore a make chili or soup watch is in effect for Saturday. So far only flash flood watches are for Rockland and Westchester and no wind related headlines are in place. Gusty winds and saturated grounds may lead to sporadic outages as well. We will have more as the storm gets closer to the region.

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