Winter Storm Watches Issued For Most of the Hudson Valley

Winter Storm Watches Issued For Most of the Hudson Valley

Winter Storm Watches Issued For Most of the Hudson Valley

We can't rule out the chance for a flurry Saturday morning, but we expect the heaviest snow in the afternoon.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for southeast NY and parts of central and southern New Jersey as a powerful winter storm is expected to hit the area Saturday night into Sunday. Wind speeds will frequently gusts to 20 to 30 miles per hour and possibly higher, the NWS reported. The latest projection from the National Weather Service in State College is showing an accumulation of 1-2 inches.

The central and southern mountains could also see significant snow, with totals between 8-14 inches.

Light snow was possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, the weather service said. Areas south of Interstate 80 could see a bit more snowfall but it likely won't be more than an inch, she said.

Lake-effect snow is expected to follow the main snowstorm Saturday night in some areas, as blowing and drifting snow hits most of northeast IL.

The weather service says residents should prepare now for several days of risky cold, large icy patches on roads and significant amounts of snow.

Snow, rain and ice.

There may be a wintry mix of freezing rain or ice along the Interstate 95 corridor on Saturday, but may turn back into snow by Sunday.

The next snow storm will impact all of Iowa on Friday, making visibility low and roads incredibly slick.

FRIDAY: Morning mix, afternoon sun. Wind chills throughout the weekend could reach 18 degrees below zero at their worst.

Behind the departing system Sunday, the weather service warns that much colder air will be ushered in southward across the region.

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