Snow day... for most ❄️
Hello there! Our storm is finally here ☃️
After a notable southward shift on Monday, the storm is pushing *just far enough north* to give most of the region a snow day. As of 4:00 am, most area webcams show snow covered roads. The radar paints a snowy picture:
In terms of forecast snowfall, here’s what we’re up against — a decent event, particularly south of I-84. There will be a sharp cut-off north of Poughkeepsie.
This forecast snow map helps illustrate the forecast complexity — from 6-9 inches near Suffern to almost nothing near Kingston and a wide variety of amounts in between. Meteorologically speaking, the closer you are to the edge of the storm, the more difficult the forecast - a few miles can make a huge difference!
Snowfall accumulation will be highest today across the southern half of Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester County, where over 6 inches may fall.
The storm will be a fast mover, ending around the lunch hour.
Many area schools have already closed or will close, but for districts in Sullivan, western and northern Ulster, and northern Dutchess County near the snow/no snow line, local conditions could be suitable for school or a cautionary delay that gets converted to a closing later if necessary.
Living life on the edge of the storm… fun times (not)!
Temperatures will warm into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees this afternoon once the snow ends, initiating the melting process. However, sub-freezing temperatures tonight will cause standing water to freeze. For areas that experience a larger accumulation today, delays are possible on Wednesday. Follow along on social media for updates.
What a ride. Be safe in yours today 🚗