Tuesday, February 23, 2016 local almanac
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The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Hudson Valley from Schenectady and Albany southward, and the central and southern Taconics and Litchfield, Conn. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected to begin at 4 p.m., Tue., Feb. 23 and continue until 9 a.m., Wed., Feb. 24. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch and snow accumulations of approximately 1 to 2 inches are expected. The storm will begin with snow first, then mix with sleet and freezing rain late this evening into the overnight hours. Freezing rain and sleet will continue until temperatures rise above freezing by 9 a.m. Wednesday. Hazardous travel conditions are expected.
Local weather forecast
Today: Rain and snow likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds. High near 40. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible. Tuesday night, snow before 1 a.m., then sleet between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., the freezing rain after 4 a.m. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no ice accumulation is expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch is possible.
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS
WEDNESDAY: Rain or freezing rain, becoming all rain after 7 a.m. High near 40. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Wednesday night, periods of rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 p.m. Low around 39. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
THURSDAY: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy. High near 52. Thursday night, a chance of rain showers before 1 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy. Low around 30.
Sunrise today: 6:39 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:38 p.m.
LENGTH OF THE DAY: 10:58
Today is the fourth Tuesday of the month. WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location. (All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.)
CATSKILL Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill (943-2141).
CHATHAM CENTRAL Board of Education meeting, 6:30 p.m. at high school, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham (392-2400).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors County Government Committee meeting, 5 p.m. at 401 State St., Hudson (828-1527).
GREENE COUNTY Tourism Advisory Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m. at 411 Main St., Room 427, Catskill (943-3223).
GREENPORT Planning Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Greenport Town Hall, Town Hall Drive, Hudson (828-4656).
GREENVILLE Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Greenville (966-5055).