The National Weather Service in Albany, NY, has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire Capital Region from 10 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday. A warm front will approach the region on Monday morning with a period of light accumulating snow transitioning to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain later Monday.
Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible, before sleet and freezing rain moves in as some warmer air aloft arrives over the region, but low-level cold air remains in place at the surface. Ice accretions are expected to be up to a tenth of an inch before the precipitation begins to taper off to freezing drizzle early on Tuesday morning.
Some impacts from the wintry mix will include hazardous travel, slippery roads and walkways, along with possible school closings and delays. The Monday evening commute will likely be very slippery and it is possible that some slippery spots will linger into the Tuesday morning commute.
A winter weather advisory is issued when periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain are expected to cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for slippery roads and reduced visibilities and are advised to use caution while driving.
Warmer temperatures and rain are on the way by the middle of the week! Stay tuned for further information on this developing weather story.
Any weather-related decisions should always be made after consulting proper statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
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