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A Severe Weather Alert has been issued in Westchester

Winter storm warning issued as storm takes aim with snow, ice, rain

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 3:19PM EST until January 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS New York City – Upton

So you made it through the dusting of snow with ease Friday morning, but the best is yet to come as the weekend promises to bring some nightmares according to the weather channel. So what can we expect in Westchester? Forecasters predict as 10 inches or more of snow overnight Saturday into Sunday. That is expected to be followed by freezing rain and sleet Sunday morning, and end with a deep freeze with frigid temperatures by Monday night. In addition to the snow, you can expect a thick layer of ice, which could snap tree branches and brittle power lines and make driving or walking a treacherous proposition.

Westchester County is bracing for a significant snow event beginning Saturday evening.  The County’s Emergency Operations Center will be opening on Saturday at 8am.  The County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation have already re-brined the Bronx River Parkway, the only road the County maintains, since Friday’s snowfall.  DPW/T also has its six trucks on standby to salt, sand and plow when the time is ready.  Also on standby are chainsaws and bucket trucks to clean the road of any falling trees should that occur.

Bee-Line Buses will be running on a weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday, and a holiday schedule on Monday.  Delays and cancellations might be unavoidable due to weather conditions.

We caution residents to venture out with caution during the storm and opt to stay home if possible.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley in New York. * WHEN…From noon Saturday to 6 PM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. The temperature will be 27 degrees. The wind will be NW 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY: Increasing clouds with late-day snow. The temperature will be 32 degrees. The wind will be E/NE 10-15 mph.

SAT NIGHT: *WINTER STORM WARNING* SATURDAY NIGHT: Moderate to heavy snow the first part of the night. This is the time frame when the majority of the snow will accumulate. Mixing with sleet and freezing rain heading into Sunday morning, especially the further south and east you live. Lows around 28 degrees.

SUNDAY: *STORM WATCH* Snow, sleet, freezing rain continues. There’s even the chance for plain rain south and east if temperatures get above freezing close to the sound shore. Keep checking in with us for the very latest forecast as the forecast is subject to changes based on the latest information we have. Right now, any mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will end as a brief period of snow. The storm wraps up during the early afternoon hours. Highs around 34 degrees (morning). Windy with power outages possible due to gusty winds and ice on trees and power lines. Temperatures will drop dramatically as the storm pulls away during the later afternoon. Icy conditions and treacherous travel will remain a MAJOR concern. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly Cloudy to Mostly Clear. VERY ICY. Lows around 6 degrees. WIND CHILLS well below zero!

MONDAY: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY — VERY ICY the entire day. Dangerous wind chills of -10 to -25 degrees likely. Mostly sunny and dry. Highs around 15 degrees. MONDAY NIGHT: Watch for icy conditions. Lows around 7 degrees.

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