Talk about a perfect storm. This bomb cyclone moving across parts of the US has already caused numerous cancelations and near impossible travel conditions.
Very cold temperatures heading our way, please prepare accordingly. The chart below shows minimum wind chill values through the holiday weekend. Coldest values expected overnight into Saturday morning. Wind chill advisories in effect for many locations beginning tonight. pic.twitter.com/7SXUih0gAq— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 23, 2022
Here in the Capital Region, we’re in for quite a ride today and tonight. Temperatures will get into the 50’s with rain through the afternoon hours – rain coupled with snow melting could cause flooding in some areas. Temps will quickly drop throughout the day into the evening with rain changing to snow – about 2″ possible in the Capital Region.
Flood Watch, High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories through this afternoon. Sharply colder this afternoon and evening with a Flash Freeze in poor drainage areas. Wind Chill Advisory tonight through Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/MPTQTZgCIP— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 23, 2022
Wet surfaces will not have a chance to dry and the extreme cold moving in tonight will cause flash freezing on roads and sidewalks – driving could be dangerous. In addition, strong winds will move into the area – gusts could reach between 40 and 60 mph, power outages are likely in some areas.
Next hazard to watch tonight is the strong to potentially damaging winds. Strongest winds expected in the southern ADKs, southern Greens, Taconics & Berkshires where gusts 45-60mph are possible. Elsewhere, gusts 30-40mph expected. Wind continue into Fri. #nywx #mawx #vtwx #ctwx pic.twitter.com/TztmhuqfHR— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 23, 2022
National Grid says they are closely watching the areas expected to be most impacted by the storm.
Our US team is prepared for a winter storm across upstate New York and Massachusetts. For storm and outage updates, customer service, and more, visit @nationalgridus. https://t.co/ss8w3llTtR— National Grid (@nationalgrid) December 22, 2022
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