Chilly weather brings first chance of snow for tri-state area

NEW YORK — After dealing with one of the chilliest days so far this season, an area of low pressure will slide across the region on Thursday. Areas generally north of the city will be cold enough for snow, sleet or freezing rain to develop during the onset of the event.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Ulster County and a freezing rain advisory has been issued for Sussex County in New Jersey. While those two spots have advisories, all areas north of the city have the chance of getting a period of wintry mix or snow before temperatures warm up to allow for a complete changeover to rain.

The precipitation, whether it starts out as rain or snow, develops in the morning.

Much of the day will be showery and the rain/snow line will steadily move north through the afternoon.

The steadiest rain moves in late in the day and lasts through early morning on Friday. In the end, rainfall amounts will be generally around 1” or more. Across the highest elevations of Ulster County, as much of 6” of snow will be possible from the event.

Temperatures will steadily climb through the day reaching into the mid 50s by the evening hours.

Behind the system, a brisk wind from the northwest develops on Friday at around 20 mph. Highs in the afternoon will be in the low to mid 50s under a mix of sun and clouds.

The weekend looks generally dry. A quick moving system passes to the north late Saturday night into Sunday morning giving a shot of a shower. Aside from that blemish, it will be partly to mostly sunny. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s on Saturday and the upper 50s for Sunday.

Halloween looks to be seasonable with sunny skies with temperatures at around 60.