Winter Storm Watch issued for Friday

Winter Storm Watch issued for Friday

Winter Storm Watch issued for Friday

New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

The rain alone may not be enough to cause flooding issues, but it will occur at the same time as a significant warm up, a week after frigid temperatures gripped the region and caused local waterways to be covered with ice. The day will start with 20s and then we'll top out in the lower and middle 40s.

EXTENDED: The Arctic air will stick around through the weekend, dropping low temperatures into the single digits Saturday night with daytime highs only in the lower 20s. It is estimated to be heavier snow for this area, which is 3 or more inches. The storm arrived Friday in certain areas, accumulating heavy snow, and was set to continue forging onward.

An AccuWeather projection shows a high of 24 with a low of zero for today, as snow tapers off with north-northwest winds gusting 19 miles per hour.

On Saturday snow will remain across most of New York State, and the far northern areas of New England.

Hunter is not expected to be as brutal as Grayson which was known as a bomb cyclone, unleashed blizzards and heavy snow along the coast.

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Addison, Caledonia, Essex and Washington counties are also under a winter storm warning from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday. It will be blustery with a northwest wind gusting as high as 30 miles per hour.

Light snow showers possible Monday with temperatures near 30. All of them are north or east of the Little Rock metro area.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 19. High near 44. North wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. North wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. The low will be about 8 degrees with the chance for more snow at about 50 percent.

The mercury could fall as low as 14 degrees overnight, the weather service said.

SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and snow flurries will be possible, with a frigid high temperature of 24 degrees.

South winds will blow at 10 to 20 miles per hour and gust to 30 mph on Thursday, turn out the northwest in the afternoon, and produce wind chill values of 5 below to zero.

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