UPDATE 12/15 2:02PM: Snow prediction totals from the National Weather Service have some parts of the area seeing as much as two feet of snow. The immediate Capital Region in the 4-8 inch range
UPDATE 4:59PM: The National Weather Service has upgraded several areas in the ‘watch’ stage to WARNING stage:
If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, those dreams may come true. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the area. The map below shows the areas covered in dark blue that are expected to get hit with several inches Thursday night into Friday. Some higher elevations may see over a foot.
For the area shaded in yellow above, it is still uncertain how much snow will fall at this point. However those areas do fall under a Hazardous Weather Outlook, which means the potential for nasty weather, including snow, ice, freezing rain, is certainly there.
Parts of the area will begin seeing winter weather as early as 4pm on Thursday. The immediate Albany area will likely get the bad weather around 7pm.
🌨️As we continue to iron out some of the other finer details with the coming #NorEaster, we expect precipitation from this storm to overspread the area from southwest to northeast Thursday evening between the hours of 4pm-10pm. Around 7pm for the immediate Albany area.🌨️❄️ pic.twitter.com/zmFYtozXEN— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 14, 2022
CBS 6’s Alyssa Caroprese says a foot of snow is possible in the Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley, Catskills and Berkshires. Still, the immediate Capital Region may be spared the worst of the storm and just see a wintry mix and less accumulation.
Heavy snow likely from this upcoming storm for the #Adks, Mohawk Valley, #Catskills, upper Hudson Valley, #VT and the northern #Berkshires. These areas could be looking at a foot of snow, possibly more. Those south of the dotted line with see a rain/snow mix and lesser amounts. pic.twitter.com/ShnUk8mj1s— Alyssa Caroprese (@CBS6Alyssa) December 14, 2022
The storm is expected to begin Thursday afternoon, picking up in intensity and continuing throughout the day on Friday.
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