Storm packs punch with snow, ice, torrential rains and deep freeze


Heavy rain and plunging temperatures could make for icy and dangerous road conditions today, with a chance of flooding in some areas.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Southern Westchester until 1 p.m. A wind chill warning is in effect for western Ulster until 6 p.m.  A winter storm warning is in effect for eastern Ulster, Orange, Putnam,  western Dutchess and western Ulster until 4 p.m. A wind chill advisory is in effect for eastern Ulster, northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and western Dutchess until 6 p.m. A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern Westchester and Rockland until 11 a.m.. A coastal flood advisory is in effect for southern Westchester until 1 p.m.

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News 12 meteorologists say there will be torrential rain this morning with sleet, freezing rain and snow possible along I-84 and points north, ending this afternoon.

Temperatures will start near 50 through Westchester and Rockland counties early and fall through the day. Farther north, temperatures will start in the 40s and drop through the day. By midday expect temperatures in the 30s, and by the evening all areas will be in the teens and 20s with strong winds.

A flash freeze is likely, meaning any wet, untreated surfaces will freeze over as ice. Wind chills will be in the single digits by the evening.

The evening will be mostly clear, dry, windy, and dangerously cold. Low temperatures will drop to the single digits with below zero readings likely north of I-84. Icy surfaces are likely. Winds will be NW at 15-30 mph. Wind chill values will range from -15 to -30 degrees, leading to frostbite on exposed skin within 10 minutes.

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, watch for icy roads in the morning. It will be sunny, dangerously cold and very windy. Highs will be in the mid-teens with wind chill values at or below zero.

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