Days of Snow May Cause ‘Treacherous’ Travel In Hudson Valley
Snow is in the forecast for a few days this week across the Hudson Valley, which may cause "treacherous" travel, closings and delays.
Parts of the Hudson Valley are waking up Monday morning to rain or snow, with more snow expected later this week.
Hudson Valley metrologist Ben Noll believes most of the Hudson Valley will see 1 to 3 inches of snow on Monday.
Rain should change to "accumulating snow in the Hudson Valley" on Monday between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. across the region from west to east.
"By late morning, roads will probably be slushy or snow-covered. 1-3 inches are expected in total, but will come over a relatively short time period, contributing to the impact," Noll wrote on Facebook Mondy morning. "Improvement is expected in the early-to-mid afternoon, from west-to-east, as snow rates ease."
Some schools across the region are closed or delayed on Monday. CLICK HERE for the latest and closing and delays across the Hudson Valley.
Travel could become treacherous during the mid & late-morning as heavy, wet snow causes snow-covered & slick roads.
Hudson Valley Weather believes there will be a period of moderate to heavy snow is likely this Monday morning between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Bigger Snowstorm Possible For Hudson Valley On Wednesday
Noll is also tracking what could be a bigger snowstorm for Wednesday morning into the evening.
"Snow, possibly heavy, changing to rain at night When? Most likely starting in the late morning Wednesday How much? A plowable accumulation of several inches before the changeover to rain," Noll wrote.
Noll believes school closings and early dismissals are likely for Wednesday with roads being "snow-covered" and "slippery" across the Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon.
"A plowable snowfall in the #HudsonValley starting late Wednesday morning looks like it will bring closings & early dismissals," Noll wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Below are snow total predictions for counties in the region on Wednesday by the Weather Channel:
- Ulster County: 2 to 6 inches of snow
- Dutchess County: 1 to 3 inches of snow
- Orange County: 1 to 3 inches of snow
- Sullivan County: 4 to 8 inches of snow
- Putnam County: 1 to 3 inches of snow
- Columbia County: 2 to 6 inches of snow
- Greene County: 2 to 6 inches of snow
- Westchester County: less than 1 inch
- Rockland County: 3 to 5 inches of snow
The National Weather Service predicts 4 to 6 inches of snow and sleet for parts of the Hudson Valley on Wednesday.
Hudson Valley Weather is currently calling for light snow Wednesday morning and a wintry mix Wednesday evening.