Winter will return this week with snow, sleet, and freezing rain making their way to the Empire State.

It sounds odd saying 'winter will return,' but that is pretty much how this winter has been this year here in the Capital Region. We have had a little bit of snow here and there, but we have never really seen that winter run of successive storms we are used to here in Upstate New York. While it remains to be seen if the season will end in a big way, we can expect a mix of all things winter later this week. And where you live will play a big role in what type of precipitation you get.

'Expansive' Winter Storm Is Moving Across the Country

According to the Weather Channel, a major 'expansive' winter storm is moving across the nation and will eventually make its way to the Northeast starting on Wednesday in the Southern Tier and eventually moving through the state Thursday and Thursday night.

Areas out west could be looking at some big snowfall totals with this storm, but here in Upstate New York some areas could get around half a foot of accumulation.

Snow For Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls Areas

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The Weather Channel is calling for 5 to 8 inches in Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Glens Falls further north will see more snow during the day Thursday, while the Saratoga area will shift to a wintry mix Thursday.

How Much Snow For Albany?

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In the greater Albany area right now the forecast is calling for rain with some wintry precipitation mixed in - so no real accumulation it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on how this one tracks this week.

77" In 48 Hours - A Look At WNY's Record Breaking Lake Effect Snowstorm

The wet and heavy lake effect snowstorm pelted the area, making traveling impossible. Flights were canceled at Buffalo-Niagara Airport, causing headaches for travelers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week. Driving bans are in effect in multiple WNY counties, making it illegal for employers to require their workers to commute.

Here’s some snapshots of what it looks like on the ground:




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