The National Weather Service has officially issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Capital Region and surrounding areas.


Based on our lack of snow this year, we were all a little skeptical earlier this week when a snowstorm was forecast for this Saturday night. We can put the skepticism to bed as the National Weather Service has officially announced a Winter Storm Watch from 4 pm Saturday, January 6th through 7 pm Sunday, January 7th for the following areas in and around Upstate New York:

  • Capital Region
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Glens Falls
  • Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys
  • Eastern Catskills
  • Mid-Hudson Valley
  • The Taconics
  • Southern Vermont
  • The Berkshires
  • Northwest Connecticut

National Weather Service Weekend Forecast

The National Weather Service says "...heavy snow (is) possible with accumulations of 5 to 10 inches possible..." with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour at times Saturday evening into Sunday. Wind gusts could also reach 35 miles per hour.

News Channel 13's snowfall estimates for the Capital Region were in a similar wheelhouse, with a prediction of 5 to 8 inches of snowfall.

You can see their snowfall predictions for various areas in Upstate New York below.

Latest Upstate New York Snowfall Estimates For January 6-7, 2024

So will you finally be firing up that snowblower this weekend? Or throwing out your back shoveling?

Here are the early snowfall predictions from News Channel 13 for the Capital Region and surrounding areas in Upstate New Y

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