BITTER BLAST: Temperatures plunge, wind gusts pick up tonight
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo says a storm system on Saturday will bring rain and snow throughout the day.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Orange County until 7 p.m. Saturday. A winter storm warning has also been issued for parts of Ulster County until 10 p.m. Saturday. Winter weather advisories have been issued for parts of Westchester County from Saturday morning through 7 p.m. Saturday. A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Sullivan County from 1 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday's forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain during the early morning with the precipitation ending as snow late in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low-40s, with lows in the low-20s. Winds will range between 20-40 mph. Regions south of I-287 could get 1-3 inches, while northwest Orange County and parts of Ulster and Duchess counties could see 6-9 inches of snow. Conditions on the road will be slippery.
Sunday marks the beginning of daylight saving time. The day's forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper-30s.
There will be a slight warmup at the start of the week Monday, which will feature mainly sunny skies and highs in the low-50s.
SATURDAY: STORM WATCH - Rain quickly changes to wet snow, tapering off into the early afternoon. Slippery travel with some snow covered roads. Turning colder and windy with icy travel through Saturday night.
SUNDAY: Sun and clouds - still a bit windy and cold - highs in the mid to upper 30s.
MONDAY: Mainly sunny - highs around 54. Lows near 38.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs around 59. Lows near 39.