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Coastal storm on track to bring snow to the region on Wednesday with significant accumulations

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A coastal storm developing off the southeast coast this evening will move rapidly northeast on Wednesday while strengthening, with snow spreading across the area during the morning hours. Travel will become treacherous into the afternoon and evening as the snow becomes heavy at times with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. The snow will then taper off into Wednesday night allowing crews to clear roads before Thanksgiving morning. If you have travel plans for the holiday, it would be wise to travel tonight into early Wednesday or wait until Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning for the mid-Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and Schoharie Valley for heavy snow accumulations of 5 to 16 inches, with lesser amounts to the north and west and higher amounts to the south and east. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning for the southern Adirondacks, northern Lake George/Saratoga region, and the Mohawk Valley for lighter snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.

Here is a graphic depicting the current warnings and advisories:

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Here is the forecast snowfall accumulation map from Upstate NY Weather:

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Governor Cuomo also announced some travel restrictions for Wednesday…

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Upstate NY Weather recommends that you heed all watches, warnings, and advisories from the National Weather Service as weather conditions can become life threatening with little or no advanced notice.


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