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Brand-new snowfall projections have been increased for the fast-moving winter storm that will create hazardous driving conditions over a broad area this weekend.
The storm is expected to arrive early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18 and wind down during Saturday evening. During that time, travel conditions are expected to be hazardous.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the region from 10 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.
Although most areas will see snow winding down Saturday night, it will linger across the high terrain into the early morning hours of Sunday, the National Weather Service said.
A total of 1 to 2 inches is now projected for New York City and Long Island, with the higher amounts expected in Nassau County. In Southern Westchester and coastal Connecticut, 2 inches is likely. Rockland is expected to get 2-4 inches, with higher amounts farthest north in the county.
Areas north of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, including Northern Westchester and Northern Fairfield counties, are now expected to get 4 inches of snowfall. A total of 5 inches is projected for Putnam. (See first image above.)
Four to 6 inches is predicted for Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster counties, with higher amounts farther west. (See second image above.)
For an overview of the projections for the entire Northeast from AccuWeather.com, see the third image above.
Areas south of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut will see a changeover to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain late in the afternoon and then all rain after 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Farther north and inland, the changeover from snow to a wintry mix is expected to come several hours later.
Precipitation will taper off in the early overnight hours of Sunday, Jan. 19.
Skies will become mostly sunny on Sunday with the high temperature in the mid to upper 30s.
Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20 will be mostly sunny and colder with high temperature will be in the mid to upper 20s.
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