December 26, 2012

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First winter storm of the season on its way

MID-HUDSON/CATSKILL – A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon through 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

Heavy snow, sleet and ice are expected with three to six inches of snow along with around one-quarter to one-half inch of ice. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. Winds will be northeast at 15 to 25mph with gusts up to 45mph.  Visibility is expected to be one quarter mile or less at times.

Snow and ice accumulations will make for dangerous travel late Wednesday into Thursday morning. Strong winds could down snow and ice covered tree limbs, power lines and holiday decorations, and cause minor damage.

Power outages are possible.


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