First Snowfall of Season Hits Upstate NY

Parts of New Jersey could get first bit of snow this weekend

Friday, Oct 28, 2011  |  Updated 7:29 AM EDT
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Your overnight forecast from Thursday, Oct. 27th into Friday, Oct. 28th

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Your overnight forecast from Thursday, Oct. 27th into Friday, Oct. 28th

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Residents in parts of eastern New York are scraping snow and ice off their vehicles this morning as the region gets its first significant snowfall of the season, with forecasters saying more is on the way.     

The National Weather Service says 2 to 6 inches of snow has fallen across an upstate swath stretching eastward from the Schoharie and Mohawk valleys to Rensselaer County just east of Albany.

The snow began falling Thursday afternoon and continued into the night in some areas.     

The weather service has issued a winter storm watch for Saturday in the Hudson Valley from New York City's northern suburbs to the Catskill Mountains. Forecasts call for between 4 to 8 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, parts of New Jersey could get a taste of winter in the form of snow this weekend.     

A winter storm watch is in effect Saturday for Sussex, Warren, Morris and western Passaic counties.     

The National Weather Service says 6 to 10 inches of snow are possible beginning at daybreak and tampering off by Saturday night.     


Temperatures in the Garden State's higher elevations are expected to be in the low to mid 30s.     

Motorists should expect slippery travel.     

Trees which still have leaves could be vulnerable to damage and that could pose a threat to power lines.


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