KINGSTON, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting early Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, for the Mid-Hudson Valley.
The warning runs from 1 a.m. Tuesday until 7 that evening.
The warning issued Sunday afternoon said the region could receive heavy snow, with accumulations ranging from seven to 11 inches. It added that the eastern Catskills could receive up to a foot of snow and that snowfall rates from one to two inches per hour are likely to happen overnight into Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service said the exact placement of the heaviest snowfall rates remained uncertain. It also said there could be wind gusts of up to 35 mph.
Michael Main, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany, said Sunday morning, “Some isolated areas could end up with around a foot or even a little bit more than a foot.” However, according to Main, forecasters do not predict any freezing rain or sleet.
Commuters and those traveling on Tuesday could experience difficulty, with patchy, blowing snow possibly reducing visibility significantly.
“It’s going to snow heavy at times, especially Tuesday morning, so the Tuesday morning commute will probably be pretty difficult,” he said. “The snow should end Tuesday afternoon, but the evening commute could still be a little bit slippery, especially if we get some of those higher snowfall amounts.”