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It may say spring on the calendar, but the weather's still stuck in winter mode in Westchester today. Snow has been falling since this morning with area roadways in Westchester County minimally affected. That's expected to change over the next 12 hours according to the National Weather Service.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday. The forecast is calling for rain and snow before 9 p.m. tonight. Then rain, snow and sleet low 29. 2-4 inches of snow accumulation possible. Chance of rain, snow and sleet Thursday before noon, then a chance of rain hi 41. Many afterschool activities have been canceled by Westchester organizations and school districts due to the forecast.
In Peekskill, a Winter Parking Weather Alert will be in effect beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, until further notice. As a result, all overnight parking on non-Alternate side streets is prohibited. Motorists are cautioned to follow the posted signs.
Westchester County is still reeling from the heavy rains from the past 24 hours. The massive amount of rainfall, estimated to be as much as 3" in some areas, was simply too much for many roads and bodies of water already at high levels due to rains earlier this week.
Elmsford was particularly hard hit, with some sections seeing several feet of water in the streets. Some residents took to their recreational boats to get around.
The Westchester County Health Department says yesterday's heavy rains have overhelmed Mount Kisco's Saw Mill River Pump station and caused a sewage discharge into publicly inaccessible wetlands on the east side of the Saw Mill River Parkway. There is no public impact, it says, from the spill at this time.
The discharge was reported to the County by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation because the pump station was overwhelmed by the volume of stormwater.
The National Weather Service has posted a flood warning for Westchester County until 1:15 a.m. including the cities of Yonkers, White Plains, Tarrytown, Rye, Port Chester, Peekskill, Ossining, North Tarrytown, New Rochelle and Dobbs Ferry.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches has already occurred and additional rainfall of 1 to 1 1/2 inches is possible until around 1 a.m.
A flood watch and a high wind warning has been posted in Westchester County.
The flood watch is in effect through Saturday morning and the high wind warning's up from 11 a.m. this morning until 11 p.m. tonight.
Total rainfall of between 2-2.5" is possible from this morning into early evening, with some passing thunderstorms expected.
Forecasters say the heavy rainfall coupled with snow melting could result in significant flooding in urban areas, roadways and underpasses as well as small streams.
The monster storm that's been affecting a good portion of the United States is upon us and is changing. The National Weather Service has taken down its Winter Storm Warning and now posted an Ice Warning for Westchester County.
The storm started as snow earlier today, forcing the closure of schools and businesses. Many areas are currently seeing sleet, freezing rain and rain now and that is expected to continue through Wednesday afternoon.
With barely time to catch their breath, Westchester residents are about to be hit with yet another winter storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 10 a.m. this morning to 6 a.m. Thursday.
Snow is expected to begin mid to late morning for most of Westchester County, picking up in intensity, with the bulk expected to fall on the overnight hours into early Thursday morning. Total snow accumulation of between 5 and 7" expected. Wind gusts of 10-20 mph are expected as well.
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