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Friday: delays & closings likely
Hi there! This update covers the snow that will fall across the Hudson Valley on Friday morning.
Based on the feedback on my Facebook post, it seems that a majority of people want to hit pause for a day and join “team snow day” on Friday ☃️
Here’s what you need to know:
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entirety of the region, valid from 12:00 am to noon Friday.
What? Snow, steadiest between 4:00 - 8:00 am Friday 🌨️
When? Starting between 12:00 - 2:00 am Friday, ending between 9:00 - 11:00 am Friday from west to east
How much? 2-5 inches. As shown in the map below, the highest amounts will likely fall over southern Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester County. A period of moderate to locally heavy snow is possible from 4:00 - 8:00 am Friday.
Temperatures? In the mid 20s — a powdery snow is likely.
Confidence? Confidence is high for snow and its timing on Friday morning. There’s a chance that heavier snow bands could result in localized higher amounts of 6+ inches. If this were to occur, it would probably be east of the Hudson River, such as over southeastern Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester County.
Impact? At the very least, school delays are expected on Friday morning. School closures are likely with roads remaining snow-covered and slippery until mid-morning. The morning commute will be impacted, so give yourself plenty of extra time or work from home if possible. Conditions will improve by late morning as temperatures rise to near freezing. It will turn windy by afternoon with wind chill values falling into the mid teens by evening.
Tonight, you can find out if I’m officially on team snow day or team delay by following along on Twitter.
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