I don’t normally do these updates every day, but Mother Nature has other plans this month 🙃
Snow kicked off between 2:00-3:00 am Thursday across the mid-Hudson Valley, a little earlier than anticipated, and will be with us for about 36 hours in total, finally ending on Friday afternoon.
This storm will be notable for its duration, but not necessarily its intensity. Snow will fall at a light to moderate clip through the day, particularly during the afternoon, accumulating 2 or 3 inches in most places. For schools in session today, snow days or remote days appear to be the safest bet.
Although the modest intensity should give road crews the upper hand, be prepared for slippery driving conditions at times.
Snow will continue to fly overnight, particularly during the second half, with an additional 1-3 inches expected, making for a slick Friday AM commute.
Light snow will continue Friday morning into the early afternoon, accumulating an additional 1-2 inches before finally ending.
A total of 4 to 6 inches is expected with localized higher amounts possible.
Schools may delay first on Friday morning and if road conditions don’t improve enough, another snow day might be needed.
A front is expected to move through the region on Monday with another period of snow possible, but it will soon be the end of the road for this cold and snowy stretch!