This is a quick update on the weather expected today, Monday.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Orange County until 7:00 pm and Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester County until 3:00 pm. The rest of the region will also experience light wintry precipitation, although advisories haven’t been posted as of this writing. UPDATE [4:40 am]: A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for eastern Ulster and Dutchess County.
Scattered light snow and/or sleet develops between 8:00 am - noon
A mix of light snow, sleet, and freezing rain after noon
Little in the way of accumulation is expected: a coating to at most a half inch of snow with a very light icing, but it doesn’t take much for slippery conditions to develop
Afternoon temperatures will rise to near freezing, which should help to limit the impact on the already well-treated roads
Take extra care on overpasses, back roads, and hilly areas in particular
By the afternoon commute/dismissal, roads will have likely been treated again. That, combined with marginal temperatures near freezing, should prevent road conditions from deteriorating substantially. Any light precipitation will end during the evening.
Some schools may opt to exercise an early dismissal depending on location conditions. A more likely option involves the cancellation of after school activities.
A few schools are closed due to the ongoing impact of Friday’s severe ice event.