Snow could snarl Hudson Valley commute Wednesday

News 12 Meteorologist Brysen Van Eck tracks a storm that could bring 1-3 inches of snow to the area.

Wintry weather will greet Hudson Valley commuters Wednesday morning with areas south of I-287 expected to see a mix of rain and snow and northerly regions likely to get 1-3 inches of snow, according to News12 forecasts.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam and Rockland counties effective through 4 p.m. Wednesday.

"Today there are no worries," News12 meteorologist Brysen Van Eck said Tuesday morning. "It will be dry through 9 p.m. The morning and evening commute shouldn't have any problems. Snow should start between 9 p.m. and midnight."


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Though a coating to an inch of snow is forecast for southern Westchester, Van Eck said that if temperatures dip, Yonkers and the Sound Shore could get the same 1-3 inches predicted for northern regions.

Van Eck said snowfall could be heavier in areas of Orange and Putnam counties with an elevation above 800 feet.

The snowfall should end between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Van Eck said, leading into a dry spell that's expected to carry the Hudson Valley through the weekend.

The forecast for Tuesday is mostly cloudy with a high of 40 degrees. Thursday and Friday will have highs near 40. The weekend will have mixed periods of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Early next week, however, the Hudson Valley will get a big chill when a blast of Arctic air arrives, Van Eck said.

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