2/17/19 Storm Tracker Forecast: Light snow Sunday night into Monday

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Latest Forecast from Meteorologist Rob Lindenmuth:

Our next storm system will be moving into the Ohio Valley this evening and then redevelop along the east coast just offshore from New Jersey Monday morning. 

As it does this it will spread moisture in the form of light to moderate snowfall through the overnight and through the first half of Monday afternoon. This is why we are under a winter weather advisory from this evening into Monday afternoon. 

It’s not to say that those areas north of the advisory area will not see snowfall, because you too will get in on the snow, however, the amounts will remain lighter and just shy of advisory criteria. In fact, by 2-3am most of us are seeing light to moderate snowfall rates of 1/2″ up to 1″ per hour will be possible.

The snow will continue through Monday morning’s commute, so if you have to head out to work on Presidents Day, be sure to give yourself some extra time as roadways could be slick and snow covered.

By Monday afternoon we are beginning to wind down in the intensity and coverage of the snowfall as our low pressure system begins to pull away.

In terms of snowfall, again this will be a very manageable system with most places receiving 1-3″ of snowfall. However, from southern Saratoga county south we could all get in on 3-5″ of snowfall. Some of us may end up with a bit of bonus snow, especially through the Helderbergs, the Catskills and even isolated locations in Southern Vermont and the Berkshires where we could see 5-7″ of snowfall.

Tuesday looks fairly quiet with some sunshine, then we cloud up for Wednesday as our next system approaches from the south with snow initially, changing to rain as we go into Thursday as temperatures warm. Right now we can expect about 2-4″ of snowfall from Wednesday night’s system before we change to rain. 

We turn mild to end the week and through next weekend. Our next system moves in Saturday night into Sunday with rounds of rain, eventually cooling us down as we head into the following week. 

Have a great week!

-Rob

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