WEB EXCLUSIVE: More snow coming this weekend

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By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

Snow is headed our way again beginning late Friday into Saturday . Courtesy of Pexels

ALBANY — After a snowstorm that caught many off guard Wednesday afternoon and evening, it looks like more snow is headed our way.

The Capital Region could get as much as six or more inches Friday night into Saturday.

The National Weather Service at Albany expanded a winter storm watch Thursday afternoon to include the Capital District and other areas in the region.

Heavy snow that could lead to dangerous travel conditions is expected to begin Friday night and continue through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service at Albany. The heaviest snowfall is forecast for mid-morning Saturday and into the afternoon.

“Snowfall rates may exceed an inch per hour Saturday mid-morning into the afternoon, leading to difficult travel conditions,” according to the National Weather Service. “Blowing and drifting snow Saturday afternoon into Saturday night may prolong difficult travel conditions.”

Saturday afternoon could also bring gusty winds and blowing snow, reducing visibility on the roads and making travel more difficult as conditions worsen.

Portions of Albany County, including Ravena and Coeymans, are forecast to see about 6-8 inches of accumulation, while Greene County’s snowfall could be a bit lower, at around 4-6 inches, with western areas of the county on the higher end.

Gusting winds Saturday afternoon and night could reach 39 mph, before temperatures dip into the teens Saturday night, according to the agency.

Snowfall totals are still uncertain and could be lower than predicted, forecasters said.

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