By LAUREN STANFORTH, Staff writer
Last updated: 3:37 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2008
We all knew this mild, snow-free weather wouldn’t last long.
A system moving toward the Northeast will dump three to six inches of snow in the Capital Region, and five to 10 inches in Eastern Rensselaer and Columbia counties by the end of the day tomorrow.
The most troublesome part is that the heaviest snow will be falling during the morning rush hour, sometime between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., said Hugh Johnson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany. Johnson said at times, the snow will be accumulating up to an inch an hour.
“It could be a pretty nasty morning rush,” Johnson said.
Snow could start falling around midnight tonight, and then taper off by early afternoon Monday. However, lighter snow could still be plaguing the Capital Region into Monday night.
Temperatures will drop from the milder weather the area has been experiencing. Monday will reach into the high 20s, with lows in the low 20s.