The first snow of the season is already melting on lawns and plopping off tree branches in the upper elevations of the Catskills. But it looks like that was just a taste of what's in store for us: Tomorrow, the area could get six inches or more.
On Saturday, starting between 9 and 10 a.m., rain developing into snow could leave 3 inches in the Hudson Valley by the evening. As much as half a foot of snow could fall in higher elevations such as the Catskills, and if the storm shifts, said [AccuWeather's Bob] Smerbeck, the Hudson Valley could see up to 6 inches as well.
Smerbeck said it's unlikely much of the snow will stick for long, but the weather could pose a risk of icy road conditions and knocked-down branches Saturday night into Sunday.
...Winter Storm Watch Now In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Late Saturday Night... * Locations...Eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson Valley...Southern Taconics...Southern Berkshires...And Litchfield County Connecticut. * Hazard Types...Heavy Wet Snow. * Accumulations...Potential Of 7 Or More Inches Of Snow In The Watch Area. Locations Greater Than 1000 Feet May Potentially Receive The Highest Totals...Especially The Litchfield Hills. * Timing...A Mix Of Rain And Snow Will Begin Saturday Morning Into The Early Afternoon...Changing To All Snow In The Mid Afternoon And Continuing Saturday Night. * Impacts...Heavy Wet Snow Could Bring Down Numerous Leaf Covered Limbs...Trees And Power Lines. The Potential Exists For Widespread Power Outages. Also Roadways Will Become Treacherous For Travel. * Winds...North Winds At 10 To 15 Mph. * Temperatures...Falling Into The Upper 20S And Mid 30S During The Afternoon And Early Evening. * Visibilities...Reduced To Half Mile Or Less In The Moderate To Heavy Wet Snow.