Light snow likely to mess up morning commute

A woman's umbrella is inverted by the strong A woman's umbrella is inverted by the strong winds of a nor'easter on North Avenue in New Rochelle. (Nov. 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Faye Murman

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Tuesday's morning commute may be somewhat slippery on Hudson Valley roads as a storm system carrying light snow moves into the area, but accumulations are likely to be minor, forecasters predicted.

A low-pressure system forming off the Delmarva Peninsula will bring light snow into the region before sunrise and will leave "1 or 2 inches" up and down the Hudson Valley before tapering off Tuesday evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Laurie Nash.

"The morning commute could be a bit messy, and anything in the way of snow after that could affect the evening commute," Nash said.

Extreme southern Westchester County may have even lower accumulations as the snow mixes with light rain, Nash said.

Metro-North is not anticipating delays or other problems as a result of the storm, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz said Monday.

Temperatures early Tuesday are expected to dip to an overnight low in the low 30s. Winds will be light most of the day, topping out at 8 mph Tuesday night, forecasters said, with high temperatures in the high 30s. The chance of precipitation will decrease from 80 percent in the late morning and early afternoon to 40 percent by evening, forecasters said.

Sunshine is expected to return to the area Wednesday afternoon, Nash said, "but temperatures will continue to be below normal for this time of year, with a high in the low 40s."

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