Friday Discussion : Finally Above Freezing!

Another bitingly cold start around the region, with temperatures in the low to mid teens to start the day.  But rest easy friends… we will SMASH the 32° mark today, and make it all the way to… the mid and upper 30s.  We know, not exactly overwhelming… but it’s an improvement.  Temps on Friday will still be a good 10° below average, but each day is a bit better than the previous day… with Saturday’s highs expected to climb into the low and mid 40s in the valley.  Now, both days will be about 5 to 10 degrees colder in the Catskills, but anyone who lives in the Catskills is more than familiar with that fact by now.  So keep your heads up, conditions are improving as we head into the weekend.

Eyes on Sunday Morning…

The Sunday morning wintry event has garnered much attention in the past few days.  In reality, it appears likely to be a rather underwhelming event, like many others in recent memory.

First Thoughts…
– Timing & Impacts –
… Snow begins between 3am and 7am Sunday morning
… Snow changes to sleet then rain between 6am and 10am
… A coating to 2″ in the valley… up to 3″ possible in Catskills
… temps near 32° by sunrise, rising above freezing rather quickly
… some icy spots possible near sunrise, improving by mid AM hours
… Traditionally colder valleys may see extended period of Ice (ex. Sullivan, West Ulster)

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