The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Upstate New York

The Capital Region and its surrounding areas are now under an official Winter Storm Watch, as announced by the National Weather Service.

We were all a bit skeptical earlier this week when a snowstorm was predicted for this Saturday night, considering the lack of snow we’ve had this year. However, the National Weather Service has officially declared a Winter Storm Watch from 4 pm Saturday, January 6th through 7 pm Sunday, January 7th for the following areas in and around Upstate New York.

    • Capital Region
    • Saratoga Springs
    • Glens Falls
    • Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys
    • Eastern Catskills
    • Mid-Hudson Valley
    • The Taconics
    • Southern Vermont
    • The Berkshires
    • Northwest Connecticut

National Weather Service Weekend Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a warning stating that there is a possibility of heavy snowfall, with the potential for 5 to 10 inches of snow accumulation. The snowfall rates could reach up to 1 inch per hour at certain times on Saturday evening and into Sunday. Additionally, there may be wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

According to News Channel 13, they predicted that the Capital Region would receive a snowfall of 5 to 8 inches.

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