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UPDATE: Winter storm warning posted for region

December 26, 2012
Updated 9:02 a.m.
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Snowfall amounts of as much as 14 inches are being predicted for the region as the season's first major storm bears down on the Northeast.
Snowfall amounts of as much as 14 inches are being predicted for the region as the season's first major storm bears down on the Northeast.

— Snowblowers and shovels will be in action tonight and Thursday as the first major snowstorm of the season hits the Capital Region.

Snow is expected to arrive today after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It will increase in intensity after 7 p.m. with gusting winds possible.

New snow accumulation in the Schenectady area is expected to be 7 to 11 inches.

On Thursday, the forecast calls for rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet -- turning to snow after 3 p.m. The high will be near 34. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is possible.

The precipitation is expected to end by about 7 p.m.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high near 32 and winds of 6 to 10 mph.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a low near 16.

There is a chance of snow Saturday. Skies are expected to be clear on Sunday.

 
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