Capital Region

Slick weather expected during busy travel times

Snow, sleet, freezing rain all possible

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CAPITAL REGION – A storm heading across upstate New York overnight Thursday into Friday morning was expected to bring slick travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.

The weather service issued a weather advisory for the Capital Region Wednesday afternoon, calling for a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday, meaning the Friday morning commute could be affected. Later Friday, rain is expected to continue, but with temperatures expected to be high enough to avoid freezing.

Up to a half-inch of rain is possible, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm was expected to bring mixed precipitation overnight Thursday into Friday, with snow accumulations of up to an inch, and then up to one-tenth inch of ice accumulation, according to the advisory. The advisory applies to the Schoharie Valley, greater Capital Region and eastern Mohawk Valley. Temperatures overnight were expected to remain below freezing, though it was expected to warm to the mid-40s later Friday.

The Weather Service issued a separate weather advisory, in effect for 1 a.m. through noon on Friday, for the western and central Mohawk Valley, southern Adirondacks, Lake George-Saratoga region, and southern Vermont.

Quiet weather was expected until Thursday night, according to the advisory.

The long-term forecast calls for less severe weather this weekend — a major holiday travel window — with just a chance of snow showers New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day.


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