Our first snowstorm of the year: it will dump about three to six inches of snow on Thursday into the Hudson Valley.  According to the discussion from the National Weather Service, a low-pressure system will spread snow into the area from south to north.  The snow may mix with sleet and freezing rain for portions of the region.  It will be a messy ride home for sure.

A winter weather advisory begins for the Hudson Valley at 4pm Thursday and goes to Friday at 1pm.

Here’s the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Thursday:  Snow, mainly after 4pm. High near 32. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Rain, snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle before 1am, then rain between 1am and 5am, then rain and sleet after 5am. Low around 29. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday:  Sleet, possibly mixed with rain showers and snow showers before 7am, then rain and snow showers likely between 7am and 11am, then a chance of rain showers after 11am. High near 41. North wind 8 to 11 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.