Snow on its way despite slight southerly shift
Tuesday’s storm is nearing the end zone, but it looks like it will run a trick play to get across the goal line!
In this case, the trick play is a subtle southerly shift, which will see its center track slightly farther south and east than it looked 24 hours ago on Sunday.
For the Hudson Valley, this will allow the heaviest snow totals to shift southward, now forecast along and south of I-84.
The route to the end zone is a little different, but it’s still a score 🏈
The storm is also expected to start a little later, but still before sunrise on Tuesday. It will be quite a fast mover, lasting at most 12 hours 💨
What? Snow, heavy at times. Snow rates may reach 1-2 inches per hour on Tuesday morning.
When? Starting between 1:00 - 4:00 am Tuesday from south-to-north, ending between 1:00 - 4:00 pm Tuesday from west-to-east.
How much? 4-8 inches for most of the region. Pockets of 8-12 inch totals may occur south of I-84 while 2-4 inch amounts may occur across the northern half of Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess County.
Impact? Hazardous road conditions will develop early Tuesday morning with school closings likely. Wind gusts up to 30 mph may cause blowing snow and contribute to low visibility. The snow will be of a heavy, wet consistency — good for making snowmen and snowballs, but not for shoveling! It will be a fast mover, ending early Tuesday afternoon, meaning that road conditions will improve by late afternoon. Cold temperatures in the 20s on Tuesday night will cause melted snow to turn to ice, which may cause school delays on Wednesday.
For additional updates on this storm, follow along on social media. School-by-school predictions will be posted around 6:00 pm 😃