Snow, changing to sleet and ice early today, could turn the morning commute into a slippery mess.
A winter weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service from 10 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. today.
“The snow will start before midnight, it will be light, before it turns over to sleet and freezing rain,” said Thomas Wasula, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Albany office.
“Any kind of ice can produce some travel concerns during the morning commute,” he said
The temperature is also expected to climb today from the 20s into the upper 30s and even lower 40s. There will be some light rain later today before a fast-moving cold front comes sweeping in tonight, Wasula said.
Winds will blow between 15 and 30 mph tonight into Wednesday with gusts between 40 and 45 mph.
The winter weather advisory posted by the weather service Monday is for the entire Capital Region and the North Country.
Accumulations of ice up to one-tenth of an inch and between one to two inches of snow and sleet are predicted.
“A period of freezing rain and sleet is expected early Tuesday morning with a changeover to plain rain by mid-morning,” said the weather advisory post.
“Treacherous travel conditions possible late [Monday] night into Tuesday morning impacting the morning commute,” the advisory said.
Wasula said Wednesday will be partly sunny, blustery, and cold with the temperature dropping into the 20s and teens. The end of the week will remain seasonably cold.
But he said there are no major snow-producing systems heading into the region for late this week and the coming weekend.
The weather is coming out of the central Mississippi valley and across the Great Lakes into the Capital Region, Wasula said.
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