Thursday Discussion : Rain Mixing with High Elevation Wet Snows

We hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday.
Futurecast Radar : 12am to 12pm Thursday
This futurecast radar loop shows the 12 hours from midnight tonight, through noon on Thursday. Cold air will be rushing into the region overnight. Temps in the valley are still in the low to mid 50s at midnight, but will tumble into the upper 30s and near 40° by 6am in the valley. The Catskills will be even colder, in the mid 30s.
…Valley Areas…
So the valley areas will see periods of rain into the morning hours. While cold will be sinking into the region, it just won’t get quite cold enough in the valley Thursday morning. With temps in the upper 30s to near 40°… the valley likely won’t see much more than some wet snow flakes mixing in at the end.
… Higher Elevations & Catskills …
The higher elevations could be a slightly different story. If temps can fall into the mid 30s, a period of steady wet snow is possible before tapering off by late morning. This could result in a slushy coating to an inch or two on grassy areas… and areas over 1500 feet in elevation could see 2 or 3 inches of wet snow.
We’ll monitor the situation Thursday morning to see if any changes to the forecast are expected. But the precipitation should exit the region before noon on Thursday. The afternoon will see mainly cloudy skies with temps in the mid 40s. Have a great Thursday!

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