UPDATE: Storm Drops a Foot of Snow on the Hudson Valley
Update, Feb. 9 at 2:44PM
The Nor'easter has dropped a foot of snow on much of the Hudson Valley, with Dutchess, eastern Ulster and southeast Putnam looking at upwards of 18 inches.
The storm ground traffic to a halt on I-84 this morning as tractor trailers struggled to navigate the incline in the rapidly falling snow.
The National Weather Service reported unofficial snowfall totals from trained weather spotters.
Keep tabs on closings and delays through the Hudson Valley Storm Center below.
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Update, Feb. 9 at 7:35AM
The Hudson Valley woke up to several inches of snow on the ground and numerous school cancellations and office closures.
The National Weather Service has upped its likely snowfall predictions with most of the Hudson Valley seeing between 8 to 12 inches of snow over the course of Thursday's storm.
Dutchess will see the worst of the storm with up to 18 inches possible in southeast Dutchess, according to NWS Albany's likely snowfall map.
Traffic has come to a standstill on I-84 as tractor-trailers struggle to get up inclines, Hudson Valley traffic reporter Nancy Reamy says.
Keep tabs on snow closings and delays through the Hudson Valley Storm Center below.
Update, Feb. 8 at 1:30PM
Much of the Hudson Valley will be under a Winter Storm Warning on Thursday from midnight through 6PM.
The National Weather Service predicts the Hudson Valley could see up to 8 inches of accumulations with the storm, with the greatest accumulation expected in southern Dutchess and Putnam counties.
Maximum snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches an hour in Thursday morning. The New York State Police have advised motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm.
Original Story, Feb. 7 at 5:52PM:
After the freezing rain we had this morning, and the Winter Weather Advisory this evening, brace yourself, because we aren't done with winter weather watches for the week yet.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening for the Hudson Valley. While the exact path of the storm isn't known at this point, which is why we are under a watch and not a warning, it's looking more and more like we will see some of the snow associated with this storm.
We could see heavy snow moving into our area on Wednesday evening. In fact, there's a potential for seven or more inches of accumulation. Snow is expected to begin late Wednesday night and continue through Thursday.
This will create hazardous driving conditions and possibly periods of poor visibility.