Twin Counties residents may have enjoyed Thursday’s and Friday’s spring-like warm weather after the arctic cold, but winter is back.
While the National Weather Service may have canceled its winter weather advisory early Saturday afternoon, the temperature fell to single digits Saturday night and another potential snowstorm could come Tuesday. This after sleet and ice made for another deep freeze early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service originally had a winter advisory until 7 p.m. Saturday night, but canceled it around 12:30 p.m. because no more precipitation was expected. Looking ahead to next week, several inches of snow are expected.
“Right now it looks like we have three to four inches, but I can’t see precipitation amounts past Tuesday night,” meteorologist Evan Heller said of the upcoming storm.
Despite the drop in temperature and icy roads, state police in both Columbia and Greene counties said there have been no major accidents.
New Yorkers have experienced an unusual rollercoaster of temperatures this week. Last Saturday, there was a high of four degrees during the day and residents experienced arctic sub-zero temperatures that night. On Friday, there was a high of 61 degrees before it dropped throughout the night into the teens.
Winter weather is back in full force.