Snow: There's more where that came from

The first snow of the season is already melting on lawns and plopping off tree branches in the upper elevations of the Catskills. But it looks like that was just a taste of what's in store for us: Tomorrow, the area could get six inches or more.

From the Times Herald-Record:

On Saturday, starting between 9 and 10 a.m., rain developing into snow could leave 3 inches in the Hudson Valley by the evening. As much as half a foot of snow could fall in higher elevations such as the Catskills, and if the storm shifts, said [AccuWeather's Bob] Smerbeck, the Hudson Valley could see up to 6 inches as well.

Smerbeck said it's unlikely much of the snow will stick for long, but the weather could pose a risk of icy road conditions and knocked-down branches Saturday night into Sunday.

Schoharie, Greene and Ulster County are looking at a winter storm watch for Saturday:

...Winter Storm Watch Now In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Late Saturday Night... * Locations...Eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson Valley...Southern Taconics...Southern Berkshires...And Litchfield County Connecticut. * Hazard Types...Heavy Wet Snow. * Accumulations...Potential Of 7 Or More Inches Of Snow In The Watch Area. Locations Greater Than 1000 Feet May Potentially Receive The Highest Totals...Especially The Litchfield Hills. * Timing...A Mix Of Rain And Snow Will Begin Saturday Morning Into The Early Afternoon...Changing To All Snow In The Mid Afternoon And Continuing Saturday Night. * Impacts...Heavy Wet Snow Could Bring Down Numerous Leaf Covered Limbs...Trees And Power Lines. The Potential Exists For Widespread Power Outages. Also Roadways Will Become Treacherous For Travel. * Winds...North Winds At 10 To 15 Mph. * Temperatures...Falling Into The Upper 20S And Mid 30S During The Afternoon And Early Evening. * Visibilities...Reduced To Half Mile Or Less In The Moderate To Heavy Wet Snow.