‘Hazardous’ Commute Expected, Up to 6 Inches of Snow Predicted
Meteorologists believe Wednesday's commute could be "hazardous" with parts of the Hudson Valley potentially seeing up to six inches of snow.
According to the National Weather Service, a cold front is moving into the region on Tuesday which should cause the current rain to change to wet snow by Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
"This will usher in much colder air and the rain will mix with and change to snow from west to east across the area (Towards midnight well north and west of New York City, 2 to 4 am across New York City, and 3 to 5 am further east along the coast). An inch of rain is expected across much of the area before the changeover. For the Wednesday morning commute travel is expected to become hazardous as a few inches of snow is expected by late Wednesday morning," the National Weather Service New York NY wrote on Facebook. "The snow will end by Wednesday afternoon with clearing skies into Wednesday night, but cold!"
As of this writing, the National Weather Service is predicting two to five inches of snow for Orange County, three to four inches of snow for Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties and two to six inches of snow in Putnam County.
As of now, Hudson Valley Weather says there are "uncertainties" about the storm, but the "precipitation could generate moderate to heavy snow for a period of time."
"If the 2nd piece of atmospheric energy is slower, and the front pushes a bit further east... Tuesday night is cloudy with snow showers, and steady snow possible in the SE corner of the Hudson Valley. However, if the atmospheric energy is quicker, and the frontal boundary a bit slower... a period of steady, moderate snow is possible across the Hudson Valley. With snow accumulation over 3" possible in some areas, impacting the Wednesday AM commute," Hudson Valley Weather wrote on Facebook Monday around 5 p.m.
If the storm hits the area as predicted school in the region could close or be delayed. Make sure to check out our Hudson Valley Storm Center for the most up to date closings and delays and download the Hudson Valley Post app for updates on forecasts and more.