Snow in store for the Catskills

Above: A map showing snow forecasts for Central New York, the Southern Tier and northeast Pennsylvania from the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

Snow is already falling across much of New York State, and is expected to keep falling throughout the evening and into Thursday. In some areas, sleet and freezing rain is expected in the mix along with snow. Forecasters warn that snowfall will be heavy at times this evening, possibly reaching rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour, so please be careful on the roads.

According to a recent NWS forecast, 8 to 10 inches are expected to fall in the Western Catskills and Twin Tiers, and 4 to 6 inches in the southern Catskills.

In the eastern Catskills, a recent forecast from NWS Albany is calling for even more snow: 8 to 16 inches are forecast, with up to 20 inches possible at the highest elevations.

In a region as mountainous as ours, there's bound to be a lot of local variation in snowfall, but higher elevations should expect to see plenty of snow. 

The National Weather Service in Binghamton is hosting a "fireside chat" and taking questions from readers on Facebook, from 7pm til 9pm Wednesday. The focus will be on Central New York, the Southern Tier and Northeast Pennsylvania, which may be useful to our Catskills readers in Delaware and Sullivan County.

Hudson Valley Weather has been tracking the progress of the snowstorm on Facebook today, and many Catskills readers are chiming in with updates on where the snow is falling. Here in our New Kingston headquarters, it's been falling lightly for about an hour.

Readers, is it snowing near you?