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Snow and sleet accumulation of 4-8 inches expected in Kingston area

Snow and sleet accumulation of 4-8 inches expected in Kingston area

The National Weather Service advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday for the Mid-Hudson Valley, Capital District and northwestern CT.

The winds are expected to taper off Saturday, with a daytime high of 6 or 8 degrees, with clouds and patchy freezing fog. Highs on Sunday will only be near zero with wind chills below zero throughout the day. As fresh cold air drills in from the north, there will be a growing concern for freezing temperatures and the potential for ice Monday night into early Tuesday of next week.

The storm is estimated to drop around 6 to 10 inches of snow starting noon Friday before ending sometime Saturday morning. "We're not looking at a complete ice up, plus any liquid or freezing rain is going to fall on a snow pack". New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Chance of snow is between 30 and 40 percent across the region.

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As if the temperatures across New England weren't cold enough, weather reports have predicted it will get much colder there on Thursday and Friday.

Parts of southern Minnesota could be in store for almost a foot of snow as a winter storm makes its way east across the central Plains. Low around 18. North-northwest wind 11 to 17 miles per hour.

Saturday night: Rain likely, mainly after 2 a.m. East-southeast wind 7 to 10 miles per hour becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


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