Blizzard watch canceled, winter storm warning in effect for area as snow continues
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet, which is in effect until midnight Tuesday night. The blizzard warning has been cancelled.
The winter storm warning is in effect for southeastern and coastal southwestern Connecticut, eastern portions of northeastern New Jersey, and southern Westchester County.
Hazard types include heavy snow and sleet, with near blizzard conditions, mainly this morning.
Snow and sleet accumulations could be 4 to 14 inches of snow and sleet are expected, with highest amounts away from the coast.
Snowfall rates could be up to 1 to 2 inches per hour at times.
The snow will mix with and possibly change to sleet this morning. Rain may mix in at times closer to the coast. The precipitation will change back to all snow before ending this evening.
Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Isolated gusts of 55 to 60
mph are possible.
Temperatures will be around 30.
Visibilities could be one quarter mile or less at times.
A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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