The slow snow melt looks to come to a hault, for now. The next winter storm has arrived and began as rain earlier Monday. Rain is expected to switch to snow tonight, starting in the higher elevations and working down to the valley floor as we head into tonight. Snowfall is expected throughout Tuesday, Tuesday night, Wednesday, and Wednesday night as a storm system stalls and weakens over our area.
Several inches of snow are expected along the higher elevations. 8" or more are possible in elevations over 2000'. This includes the Adirondacks and higher elevations in Eastern Otsego County. The lower elevations are expected to stay warmer and will see significantly lesser amounts of snowfall. We're expecting a few inches of snow in the lower elevations, with most of it falling and accumulating in temperatures near or above freezing. Expect the snow to be slushy and heavy to move.
The Tuesday morning commute looks slippery, primarily in the higher elevations. The snow isn't expected to cause any major issues over the next few days, as it falls at a steady but generally light clip across the area.