STORM WATCH: Heavy snow/wintry mix expected in the Hudson Valley Thursday into Friday
A winter storm watch is in effect for Orange County Thursday afternoon through Friday morning for heavy snow and possible light ice accumulation.
A winter storm warning is in effect for western Ulster and Sullivan counties starting at 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday morning for heavy snow.
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Matt Hammer says to expect heavy wet snow in the area at the end of the week.
OVERNIGHT: Increasing clouds, lows down to 25.
THURSDAY - STORM WATCH: Cloudy and cold. Snow (mix south of I-287) arrives by 2 p.m. Heavy, wet snow for the evening commute. Mix to rain south of I-84 at night. Temperatures increase through the 30s to even low-40s. Wind gusts 25-35+ mph, especially closer to the coast overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
FRIDAY - STORM WATCH: Rain, heavy at times, for southern sections. Snow, heavy at times, for northern sections. Highs into the 40s south, 30s north. Wind gusts 20-30+ mph. Lows crash back to the 20s at night with precipitation ending into the evening.
THIS WEEKEND: Mix of sun and clouds. Cold again. Breezy at times, which will add a wind chill. Highs in the mid- to upper-30s and low-40s, lows in the mid- to low-20s.
NEXT WEEK: Colder air moves back in, highs in the 30s and 40s, lows in the teens/20s to start and snow is on the horizon again by Wednesday/Thursday.