This story has been updated.
Projected snowfall totals for the winter storm expected to arrive in the area late Wednesday night have been increased with up to 10 inches now possible in some spots of the Hudson Valley.
A Winter Storm Watch, issued late Tuesday afternoon, will be in effect on Thursday for Westchester, Putnam and Rockland from midnight until 6 p.m.,
Wednesday will be marked by warmth with unseasonably high temperatures in the mid-50s. By evening, as the second front approaches, the rain will turn into snow sometime after 10 p.m. Accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible overnight.
Thursday calls for up to 3 to 5 inches of snow with temperatures dipping into the mid-20s by 5 p.m. The snow is expected to continue through the early evening with temperatures continuing their drop to the mid-teens, officials said.
Officials are warning residents that along with the accumulating snow -- projected to be between 6 and 10 inches -- there is a potential for slippery, backed-up roads and airline delays as the storm progresses.
Luckily, the storm moves out of the area quickly, with sunshine, but cold temperatures returning to the area on Friday with a high only around 30.
A mix of snow and rain is likely both Saturday and Sunday.
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