Freezing Rain Enters the Capital Region Wednesday

From the National Weather Service in Albany:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM

EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Sleet will briefly mix in over

the southern Adirondacks. Total ice accumulations of one tenth

to one quarter of an inch expected. Sleet accumulations will be

in the coating to few tenths of an inch range.

* WHERE...The southern Adirondacks, western Mohawk Valley,

Schoharie Valley, Helderbergs, and the eastern Catskills in

east central New York.

* WHEN...From 3 PM Wednesday to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Isolated power outages and downed trees

limbs are likely due to the ice. The hazardous conditions could

impact the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes.

Plan on icy roads and sidewalks. Drive carefully and allow extra

time to reach your destination.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain

will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down

and use caution while driving.

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