Winter Storm Warning for all of Fulton, Montgomery counties; Locally up to two feet possible

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ALBANY – A winter storm warning is set to go into effect at 4 p.m. Thursday for all of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, with locally up to two feet possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Snowfall in parts of the warning area could see between 8 and 16 inches of snow, the service said, with the higher amounts possible.

The northwestern parts of the Capital Region are expected to see 6 to 12 inches, the service said.

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The warning runs from 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon to 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Travel will be very difficult,” the warning text reads. “The hazardous conditions are expected to impact the morning and evening commute on Friday.”

The amount of snow is expected to vary by elevation, the service said. The highest chance of snow totals over 18 inches will be at elevations above 2,000 feet.

Snowfall rates may reach one inch per hour at times, especially Friday morning and then again late afternoon Friday and evening.

“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,”  the service wrote.

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