Watch out on the roads tonight, drivers: Winter weather advisories are in effect this evening across the Catskills region, and forecasters are calling for freezing rain changing over to snow overnight.
The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a winter weather advisory for Greene, Ulster, Columbia and Dutchess Counties, from 6pm tonight til 7am Sunday morning:
Locations...The Eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson Valley...Southern And Central Taconics...And Litchfield County Connecticut. * Hazard Types...Snow And Freezing Rain. * Accumulations...Snow Accumulations Of 1 To 2 Inches In The Valleys...And 2 To 4 Inches Over The Hills And Mountains. Ice Accretions Of A Coating To An A Tenth. * Timing...A Mixture Of Light Rain And Snow This Afternoon Will Transition To Freezing Rain And Snow Tonight...And Then To All Snow After Midnight. * Impacts...The Light Ice Accretions Combined With The Accumulating Snowfall Will Make Untreated Roadways Hazardous...And Sidewalks Slippery. * Winds...East To Northeast At 10 Mph Or Less. * Temperatures...Falling Into The 20S And Lower 30S Tonight.
An advisory for Delaware and Sullivan Counties, put out by NWS Binghamton, looks very similar:
Locations...Catskills In New York State Along With Pike And Wayne Counties In Northeast Pennsylvania. * Hazards...Freezing Rain And Snow. * Accumulations...Snow Accumulation Of A Coating To 2 Inches...And Less Than A Tenth Of An Inch Of Ice. * Timing...Rain...Possibly Mixed With Snow At Higher Elevations This Afternoon Will Change To A Period Of Freezing Rain This Evening. Freezing Rain Will Change To All Snow Overnight Before Ending. * Temperatures...Near Freezing This Evening But Falling Below Freezing By Early Tonight. * Impacts...A Light Glaze Of Ice Is Possible Early This Evening Followed By A Light Coating Of Snow On Top Of This Ice Overnight.