23 Aug 2014
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NWS: Freezing Rain, Snow

Brewster could see a total of four or five inches by Thursday morning.

NWS: Freezing Rain, Snow

A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow—along with temperatures as low as 29 degrees—is slated to arrive in the region Wednesday afternoon and last at least through the night.

That's according to the National Weather Service. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for Putnam County.

The first, which is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, warns of "heavy snow," totaling about three to five inches, falling across the area. There's also a good chance that ice, about an inch thick, will be in the mix, creating "dangerous" travel conditions.

"Strong winds could down snow and ice-covered tree limbs, power lines and holiday decorations, and cause minor property damage," the advisory states. "Power outages are possible."

The hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Northern Fairfield and Westchester, too.

Specific forecasts for Brewster call for one inch of snow Wednesday, followed by two to four overnight. They also predict a range of precipitation to fall until 3 a.m. Thursday, followed by freezing rain alone. 

Thursday looks like rain before noon, with a few more showers possible during the latter part of the day. Temperatures are slated to hit 41 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 32 mph.

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