Light, sporadic snow was expected to taper off in the Hudson Valley by Tuesday night, but a new storm is brewing that could dump as much as half a foot of snow and sleet.

"Friday is the day to circle," said News12 meteorologist Brysen Van Eck. Depending on how atmospheric conditions align, the region could face as little as 1-2 inches of snow or a wintry blast carrying 6 inches.

"By later tomorrow, the computer models should be able to converge on a solution," he said.

If the northern branch of the jet stream merges with the southern branch, Van Eck said, the Hudson Valley will get the stronger storm.

On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 31, with light winds and about an inch of snowfall accumulating.

That will be followed by two days of sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the 30s.

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After Friday's precipitation, the sun is forecast to return for the weekend, with highs in the mid- to high 30s.

On Monday, a warming trend is expected to bring the mercury to the mid-40s.