A major storm the National Weather Service describes as "multi-hazard" is closing in on this region and the entire Northeast.
A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from noon Saturday, Jan. 19 until 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 for areas north of I-287 and the Merritt Parkway. (Shown in pink in the first image above. A Winter Weather Advisory covers Southern Westchester and coastal Fairfield County.
Mixed precipitation is expected (see second image above) with total accumulations of 4 to 8 inches of snowfall for most of the region, with up to 12 inches farthest north. (See fourth image above.)
The highest snow totals will be across Orange and Putnam counties, according to the National Weather Service. Ice accumulations of one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch are expected.
With roads becoming snow and ice covered, travel conditions will be hazardous. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph on Sunday, snow, and ice accumulation may bring down tree limbs and power lines and could lead to widespread outages.
Snow will arrive after 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 on a cloudy day with the high reaching the mid-30s and wind-chill values between 20 and 25.
Precipitation will be the heaviest overnight into Sunday and gradually end late Sunday afternoon.
That storm will be followed by a freeze-up as a blast of Arctic Air will bring the coldest air of the season.
The overnight low Sunday night into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, will be between zero and 5 degrees.
Monday will be mostly sunny and frigid, with a high temperature in the lower teens.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper-20s.
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