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Wintry Mess As Complex Storm Brings Snow, Sleet, Rain To Dutchess

Most of Dutchess will be spared from snowfall accumulation.
Most of Dutchess will be spared from snowfall accumulation. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A complex storm will continue to bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and just plain rain, to Dutchess throughout the day Friday and into Saturday.

Parts of the county could experience some ice accumulation or flooding as a result of the rain and sleet that's expected to last into Saturday.

Little accumulation is expected in most places, but elevations above 750 to 1,000 feet could experience a slushy inch or so of sleet and wet snow, with up to a quarter-inch of ice accumulation.

The weather Friday afternoon will be almost all rain, with a high in the mid-30s. Wind chill values will be between 25 and 30, and wind gusts could be as high as 25 mph.

Heavy rainfall may result in areas of urban and poor drainage flooding Friday night, with a few spots of moderate roadway flooding that may necessitate road closures. Sleet will return into the mix Friday night, before turning back to all rain overnight. The low will be near freezing.

Rain will continue into Saturday, with some sleet at times in the morning, with rain tapering off early in the afternoon. The high temperature should hit 40 but the wind-chill factor will be between 25 and 30 with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Saturday night will be cloudy, with a low around 32.

The area will see a break in the gloomy weather on Sunday, which is expected to be sunny with a high near climbing to the low-50s. Sunday night will be clear, with a low near freezing.

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