Capital Region Bracing For Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Ice

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The Capital Region is bracing for a storm that is expected to bring both snow and ice to the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will be in effect later Monday into Tuesday. Several inches of snow are projected to fall across the area and some of that precipitation may be mixed in with both sleet and freezing rain. The storm will move out of the area Tuesday, but another system is expected to arrive later in the week. With a wintry mess in the forecast, Governor Cuomo has ordered state agencies to prepare for the storm. The state Department of Transportation says it has hundreds of plows at its disposal to keep roads across New York clear. The state Emergency Operations Center is already activated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials there will also keeping a close eye on the weather. All New Yorkers are being asked to stay home unless they absolutely have to travel.

AccuWeather forecast:

Monday, cloudy and cold with occasional snow, accumulating an inch or two by Monday evening with slippery travel, high 24.

Snow continuing Monday night into Tuesday morning, mixing with sleet and freezing rain from late Monday night on. Total snow accumulation 3-6 inches as slippery travel continues. Low Monday night 22 early, then temperatures will rise late.

The rest of Tuesday, not as cold with lingering clouds, high 33.

Wednesday, sunny and colder, high 23.

Thursday, cloudy with snow returning, high 25.

Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain Thursday night into Friday morning with several inches of snow likely. Mostly cloudy Friday afternoon, high 32.

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