New Capital Region winter storm set for Friday night, Saturday morning; Uncertainty on track

Pedestrians walk along State Street in Schenectady during Wednesday's storm
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Pedestrians walk along State Street in Schenectady during Wednesday's storm

ALBANY – Forecasters are tracking another late-winter winter storm that is expected to hit the region Friday night and into Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

The ultimate track of the storm remained in doubt Thursday, but a light to moderate snowfall is expected across the region, the service said.

The service, however, already issued a winter storm watch for the western part of the area, all of Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties as those counties had a potential to see up to 15 inches of snow over the western Adirondacks.

Precipitation in Schenectady and Saratoga counties was to initially be rain or a mix of rain and snow, then turn to snow during the day Saturday, the service said.

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“A light to moderate snowfall accumulation is possible at this time, although there remains uncertainty regarding the storm’s exact track and Winter Weather Advisories or Winter Storm Warnings may be needed,” the service said in its outlook.

Gusty winds were also possible Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, the service said.

But in the watch area in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties, total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches were possible, with the potential for up to 15 over the western Adirondacks. Winds could also gust up to 35 mph.

Travel could be difficult and potentially dangerous in those areas due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility, the service said.

Saturday’s potential storm comes on the heels of Wednesday’s storm that dropped between 3 and 6 inches on the region.

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