WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Snow began falling throughout Westchester Tuesday morning and is expected to continue through early Wednesday morning as a coastal storm producing a powerful one-two punch that also includes a frigid air mass makes it way up the East Coast.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which started at noon Tuesday and lasts until 6 a.m. Wednesday for Fairfield County.
The storm will reduce visibility to a quarter mile or less at times, with falling, blowing and drifting snow causing hazardous driving and walking conditions, especially during the evening commute.
Snowfall accumulations will range from 3 to 6 inches in some spots of Westchester to as much as 6 to 12 inches closer to the coast.
Temperatures, which topped out at about 20 degrees, will fall to as low as 4 to 6 degrees overnight, with winds gusting between 15 to 20 miles per hour producing dangerous wind chills as low as -10.
Snow is possible across Westchester County through around dawn on Wednesday. It will become gradually sunnier as everyone digs out, with a high near 15 degrees. But winds of 15 to 17 mph will produce a wind chill as low as -10 to -15 on Wednesday.
The bitter cold and low wind chills could cause frostbite or hypothermia. Residents are urged to dress appropriately, with hats and gloves covering exposed skin.