The National Weather Service in Albany, New York has issued a winter storm watch for all of eastern New York and adjacent areas of western New England, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.
Snow is forecast to arrive in the region from southwest to northeast on Monday evening, become steady on Monday night, and continue through much of Tuesday. Some sleet and freezing rain could mix in on Tuesday morning from the Capital Region on south and east, which could cut down on total snow accumulations.
In the eastern Catskills, mid-Hudson Valley, central and southern Taconics, Berkshires, and Litchfield Hills, snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, along with one tenth to one quarter inch of ice are expected, with the greater amounts across the higher terrain.
In the western and southern Adirondacks, Lake George/Saratoga region, and southern Vermont, snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are expected, with the greater amounts across the higher terrain.
In the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys, northern Fulton county, the greater Capital District, and the northern Taconics, snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected.
Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities are likely. The Tuesday morning commute will be impacted and school closings or delays are possible.
A winter storm watch is issued when there is the potential for snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Stay tuned for more information on this developing weather story and pay attention for additional advisories and warnings that may be issued.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
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