Snowblowers and shovels will be in action tonight and Thursday as the first major snowstorm of the season hits the Capital Region.
Snow is expected to arrive today after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It will increase in intensity after 7 p.m. with gusting winds possible.
New snow accumulation in the Schenectady area is expected to be 7 to 11 inches.
On Thursday, the forecast calls for rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet -- turning to snow after 3 p.m. The high will be near 34. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is possible.
The precipitation is expected to end by about 7 p.m.
Friday will be partly sunny with a high near 32 and winds of 6 to 10 mph.
Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a low near 16.
There is a chance of snow Saturday. Skies are expected to be clear on Sunday.