As Westchester County residents get set to usher in the new year, they should also prepare for snow showers.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Statement for Westchester as well as Southeast New York, Southern Connecticut and Northeast New Jersey.
Scattered snow showers are expected this afternoon into the early evening hours, with a few snow squalls producing brief whiteout conditions accompanied by heavy snow and strong winds. Snow squalls could arrive as early as 2 p.m., but are more likely later in the afternoon through about 8 p.m. Flash freeze conditions are possible as a result of the snow squalls.
Today’s high temperature is expected to be 32 degrees with temperatures falling into the 20s for the final hours of 2013.
More significant snowfall is expected later this week from late Wednesday night into Friday morning with several inches possible. There is still uncertainty in terms of possible precipitation amounts.
New Year’s Day will be mostly cloudy with a high around 30. There is a slight chance of snow after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and a more likely chance starting in the early hours of Thursday morning, with the likelihood increasing to 70 percent during the day on Thursday. Snow is expected to end Friday morning with Friday’s high temperature only between 14 and 16 degrees.