Winter Storm Watch for Delaware, Otsego, Pike and Sullivan Counties.
From 1 PM Monday until 6 PM Tuesday.
Tonight: Increasing clouds with snow showers developing late. Low: 6-12F. Northeast wind between 5-10 mph.
Monday: Snow develops, heaviest across Delaware/ Otsego counties. 1-3" of new snowfall, higher amounts across the Catskills. High: 18-23. East wind between 6-12 mph.
Monday Night: Periods of snow. New snowfall between a half inch to 2 inches, with higher amounts to the east. Low: 8-12. Windy, north wind between 10-20 mph.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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Clouds will continue to increase this evening as our next storm system approaches from the west. A high pressure system to our north will continue to pump in colder air into the Tiers. Temperatures will fall into the single digits for some during the overnight.
Monday, the storm system will pass to the south but close enough to provide the chance of snow to the Tiers. Light snow will likely develop during the morning hours and continue on and off throughout the day. We are looking at a general 1-3" snowfall from this event.
Then the storm will redevelop off the eastern seaboard, just east of the Delmarva Peninsula and undergo rapid intensification. It will produce a blockbuster snowstorm for New England with several feet of snow. Fortunately for us, the powerful storm will intensify far enough east of us and this means we will dodge a bullet in regards to high winds and heavy snow.
Our impacts here will be minimal with only a few inches of snow.
What we need to watch is the precipitation shield on the western edge of the storm. There remains some uncertainty regarding how far west that snow band will set up Monday evening and Tuesday. The location of this snow band is critical to our snowfall forecast.
Our current thinking is the band will produce periods of heavy snow for our eastern areas such as Oneonta, Walton, Delhi points east, where several inches of snow may fall by late Tuesday night. The rest of us along and west of I-88 will see periods of snow, totaling 3-6" for most. Any shift in the storm track will affect how much snow we receive.
-Monday Morning: Light snow develops.
-Monday Afternoon: Snow begins to accumulate, but just an inch or two.
-Monday Night into Tuesday: Periods of snow, heaviest east.
-Tuesday Night: Snow tapers off to snow showers from west to east.
Impacts from Monday into Tuesday Night:
-Overall, minimal impacts.
-Snow covered surfaces, especially along and east of I-81 and south of NYS Rt. 17.
-Gusty winds across eastern Delaware and Otsego counties.
Bottom line is this storm will not provide the Twin Tiers with high impacts. If you have plans to travel east on Monday toward New York City and New England then monitor the forecast as travel out there will be very dangerous.
Wednesday will be quiet under mostly sunny skies.
Another storm system will approach the Tiers late Thursday night into Friday, and this may provide us with another couple inches of snowfall.