The nor'easter producing wind, rain and above normal tides to the coastal areas is spreading accumulating snow over part of the Hudson Valley and heavy snow to the Catskills, Berkshires and Green Mountains.
The region will be on a strengthening storm's western and colder side Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night with dry air hovering to the north and west.
A swath of dry air to the west is likely to create a sharp northwestern edge to the accumulating snow with the best chance for a half a foot of snow over the Catskills to perhaps the Berkshires. As a result people traveling southward on the Thruway and eastward on the Mass. Turnpike should expect poor visibility and slippery roads in some locations.
Because of the wet, clinging nature of the snow and locally gusty wind, some trees and tree limbs can come down, causing sporadic power outages.
Snow is forecast to fall as far south as New York City for a time.
In the Albany area, it could snow long enough, heavy enough to bring a coating to an inch or two, especially on grassy and elevated surfaces.
Cold air will continue to drill into the region on gusty northerly winds into Thursday. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be in the teens at times.
A major warmup is in store for the weekend.
After a wet September, drier weather will finally arrive in Florida for the new month.
Fall air will erase the record warmth that has been gripping the Northeast, while chilly air is set to charge into the Midwest by week's end.
Locally damaging thunderstorms and flooding downpours may travel across a thousand-mile stretch of the nation through the balance of the week.
Residents of Japan are facing another tropical threat from strengthening Typhoon Phanfone.
Hundreds of colorful hot air balloons will dot the blue skies above Albuquerque, New Mexico, this weekend as the 43rd annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta begins.
With the United States stretching across such a vast mass of land, the varying landscape offers diverse weather phenomena in every corner of the country.
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Yuma, AZ (1990)
A total of one inch of rain in 15 minutes with hail one inch in diameter.
New Orleans, LA (1998)
The temperature at Auduben Park hit 97 degrees, an all time record for October.