A rapidly moving storm system is on its way to upstate New York and New England, threatening to bring a variety of wintry precipitation impacts late Wednesday and into Thursday. Here is what you need to know about this incoming weather maker.
Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Snow All on the Table
Motorists will want to start paying attention to this storm system that could usher in ice and snow. The Thursday morning commute could be particularly worrisome for some drivers with this early-season winter storm.
Portions of the Adirondacks, Catskills, and Berkshires will be the first to see this bout of wintry weather beginning late Wednesday. Freezing rain will be the most likely hazard in this part of the region. The southern tier of the Green and White Mountains may also get in on some of the freezing rain by the time the system pushes through.
In addition to coating the roads, the ice may build up to 0.25 of an inch on trees. This will raise the risk of power outages as tree branches snap and fall to the ground.
The valleys that stretch from the eastern half of upstate New York and into the interior portions of New England will see a mix of rain, sleet, and freezing rain. Some of the lower elevations up and down the New England coast could also see isolated pockets of moisture. The entirety of this region is at risk of icy spots developing on bridges and other elevated roadways.