A very blustery Sunday is coming to a close, that featured strong NW wind gusts, bringing a chill back to the Hudson Valley after a mild start to the year. And along with the colder air, will be some light snow showers overnight.
A weak warm front will touch off some warm advection snow across the region. You can see by the 1st image, that a band of light snow should develop out ahead of the approaching warm front. There isn’t a lot of cold air in place… nor is there a lot of warm air behind the frontal boundary… so we don’t expect the snow band to be very heavy in nature. Instead, a period of steady light snow showers are likely.
– 11pm to 2am : Light snow develops
– 2am to 7am : Periods of light snow showers possible
– 6am to 9am : Light snow tapers off
– Hudson Valley: Dusting to an inch (up to 1.5″ in spots)
– Catskills: 1 to 3 inches possible
The timing of this nuisance event will potentially cause issues for the Monday AM commute. Snow covered roads are possible, creating slick spots and areas of icy travel. Temps will be below freezing, so the snow should stick, even though it’s likely an inch or less in most places. You’ll have to go into the Catskills to find elevation enhanced snows above an inch or two.
The snow should taper off around sunrise on Monday… but we anticipate mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers and flurries to continue through the day Monday. That said, we expect little if any additional accumulation after sunrise on Monday. We’ll try to have additional commentary once the light snow begins to develop around the region tonight.