Above: Projected snowfall totals in the Catskills and Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Weather.
Update, 1/26: We are tracking live updates on the progress of the storm through the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Click here to follow along.
The forecasters at the National Weather Service and Hudson Valley Weather say that up to 24 inches of snow could hit the Catskills during Winter Storm Juno (yes, it has a name) on Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27.
We're getting off easy. The predictions for New York City are dire.
The National Weather Service says that the storm will be "crippling and potentially historic" in New York City and Long Island, with high winds, downed power lines, whiteout conditions and 18 to 24 inches of snow expected, according to a blizzard warning.
In the Catskills, the eastern counties will get the worst of it. Greene, Ulster and Schoharie counties are under a winter storm warning from 1 p.m. on Monday until 1 a.m. on Wednesday. For those three counties, the National Weather Service in Albany expects 12 to 24 inches of snow, according to its Winter Storm Warning statement. Travel is discouraged:
Extremely Dangerous Travel Conditions Due To Snow covered Roadways And Low Visibility. Blowing And Drifting Snow will Also Be Likely. Some Roads May Become Impassable.
The heart of the storm will be Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, with high winds, blowing snow and lots of accumulation. Hold onto your hats, folks.