All of the weather forecasters have been warning us about a major snow event for much of the Albany area, heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.

photo by Richie Phillips

According to News 10 ABC’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo, told us in his report that we can expect the snow to begin early Wednesday morning, on the busiest travel day of the year.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for people in Albany, Rensselaer, Greene and Columbia Counties, and in Berkshire County from 5:00 a.m. Wednesday through 10:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Those areas could see anywhere from six inches to 10 inches of snow.

There’s also a Winter Storm Watch in effect for the same time period for counties north and west of Albany, where the prediction is for possibly four to eight inches of snow. Make sure that you check with your area about any possible snow emergencies which might help you avoid any problems as to where to park your vehicle.

Hopefully, you have everything ready to prepare for the storm like your shovel, snow blower gassed up and ready for some winter action and rock salt or some sort of ice melting product for driveways and walkways.

Don’t forget your chance to win a new snow blower with the WGNA First Flakes Game, and your guess of what day and time we’ll get six inches of snow outside of our studios on Kings Road in Schenectady.

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