Spring may be due to kick off officially in just a couple of days, but winter isn't done with the Catskills yet. Starting tonight, the National Weather Service warns, we're in for a round of snow and sleet, with accumulations of up to eight inches in parts of the Catskills.
A winter storm warning issued by NWS Albany calls for four to eight inches of heavy snow and up to a quarter-inch of ice in Greene and Ulster Counties, beginning early this evening and continuing into early Tuesday morning. The storm will start out as snow and change over to sleet and ice overnight, with rain in the more low-lying areas.
A similar forecast is in effect for Sullivan and Delaware Counties, according to winter storm warnings issued by NWS Binghamton that call for five to eight inches of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice.
Schoharie County, and the greater Albany area in general, could have even higher accumulations. A winter storm warning issued by NWS Albany calls for eight to 12 inches of snow falling across the Capital Region overnight, with a chance of sleet Tuesday morning.
Hudson Valley Weather is tracking the storm, and has a helpful map showing predicted conditions in different forecast zones. From a post on their Facebook wall around 7am:
Snow begins from SW to NE across the [Hudson Valley] today sometime after 3pm, and conditions go down hill quite fast, as a combination of a setting sun and impressive snow intensity will lead to snow accumulating quickly on roads, this mean there is a potential for a messy evening commute as well.