Update 12/20 4:54pm: Not a lot of snow, but heavy rain and gusty winds are expected.
A large storm system will be impacting much of the country in the days leading up to Christmas. Here’s a brief look at the timeline of expected hazards over eastern New York and western New England. pic.twitter.com/WtqvdvV2Tw— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 20, 2022
You’ve probably heard the chatter about a powerful stormfront set to move through the Northeast later this week. Early predictions for the Capital Region have it looking not so bad – thus far.
A major storm system is forecast to impact much of the Nation leading up to Christmas Eve, with widespread gusty winds, areas of heavy rain and heavy snow, as well as bitter cold in its wake. Be sure to pay close attention to the forecast this week as details become certain. ❄️🥶 pic.twitter.com/X3C9byGcek— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) December 18, 2022
Alyssa Caroprese from CBS 6 says the storm system moving into the area will begin with a mix of rain and snow on Thursday night, changing to all rain on Friday. In fact temperatures on Friday will likely get into the low to mid 50’s.
Those temps will be short lived as we’ll get a big burst of cold weather moving through the area, with temperatures rapidly dropping Friday night into the teens and highs only in the 20’s for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Your workweek fcst: Seasonably cool and breezy today with snow showers in the Wrn Mohawk Valley and possibly the Capital District & Berks. Temps steady thru Friday when a large storm system brings rain, snow, and wind ahead of the holiday weekend. #nywx #mawx #ctwx #vtwx pic.twitter.com/bA0Iwrjark— NWS Albany (@NWSAlbany) December 19, 2022
So the good news as of now, there may be some scattered snow, but nothing too siginificant. Of course, this is the Northeast. We all know how quickly things can change.
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