Governor Kathy Hochul today urged New Yorkers to take necessary precautions as a winter storm is forecast to impact most of the state with heavy snow and high winds beginning Monday night in parts of the Capital, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, North Country and Southern Tier regions. Steady snow will begin Monday evening and continue throughout the night bringing moderate-to-heavy snowfall statewide, with peak snowfall rates of one inch or more per hour and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. At least one-to-two inches of snowfall is expected statewide with pockets of freezing rain and up to six inches of snow in the Finger Lakes, Long Island, New York City, and Western New York regions. These conditions will create hazardous travel impacting the Monday evening and especially the Tuesday morning commute in impacted regions. Heavy and wet snow may cause localized power outages. Governor Hochul urged New Yorkers to monitor their local forecast and prepare for changing weather conditions if traveling Monday night and into Tuesday.

“Another winter storm will impact most of the state starting tonight with snow or a mix of icy precipitation and high winds that will ultimately impact travel in the eastern part of the state on Tuesday morning,”Governor Hochul said. “State agencies are preparing emergency response assets and we are ready to assist local governments before, during and after the storm. I encourage everyone to keep an eye on the weather this week and stay safe.”

Winter Storm Warnings are currently in effect for counties in the Capital, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central NY, North Country, and Southern Tier regions through Tuesday night. Other Warnings, Watches and Advisories may be issued for this statewide weather event. For a complete listing of weather warnings in your area, visit your area’s National Weather Service website.