It's only Dec. 10, but the Hudson Valley is already bracing for its second winter storm. The good news, weather experts now believe the region will see less snow than first predicted.

Rain falling in the Hudson Valley is expected to turn into wet snow from northwest to southeast between 6 p.m. Tuesday and midnight Wednesday, Hudson Valley Weather reports. Bands of wet snow are possible from midnight until around 9 a.m. Wednesday, especially south of I-84 and east of the Hudson River.

Hudson Valley Weather is predicting a coating to one inch of snow for Sullivan and Columbia counties, a coating to two inches of snow for Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland counties and a coating to three inches for Westchester County.

On Monday, the National Weather Service forecast 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.

On Tuesday, they decreased snow totals for all counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Orange, Ulster and Dutchess counties are now expected to see one to two inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service

With such a drastic drop in temperatures, a flash freeze is possible and icy roads are likely.

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.

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